On our way home, we met up with my in-laws to visit Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky. This state park is a replica of Daniel Boone’s fort which he built in the late 18th century. The Bashams had promised the kids that they would take them here about seven years ago, and one thing or another always seemed to prevente the trip. Everyone was excited when it finally happened! 🙂
It rained off and on the whole time we were there, so I didn’t get out my Nikon until the end. Most of the photos are from my phone.
These ladies are demonstrating how a loom worked in the 1790s.
Laci playing a game from the time.
Grandma and Granddad having a good time.
Mitchell with the giant bear rug!
One man made powder horns. They were very expensive!
The cobbler had some very interesting information about making shoes in the 1780s and 90s.
Matthew enjoyed wearing a coonskin cap and using a flint-lock pistol in the gift shop. Granddad and dad made it possible for him to take them home. 🙂
“Stick ’em up!” (Sorry it’s blurry!)
The whole group…minus me. Not sure why Matt is sad.
As soon as we met up with Terry’s parents at the hotel, we pulled out the birthday gift we’d hauled with us over two thousand miles. We couldn’t wait to give it to her! In May, when we visited Terry’s brother Joel and his family, we set up the tripod for my Nikon and took a photo of our families together. We had it framed at Hobby Lobby and presented it to her in Kentucky. She loved it. And we loved that she loved it. It’s a great feeling doing something special for someone you love. The Lord blessed and the photo turned out really well, considering we had 8 children to pose! 🙂
Grandma with Leslie and Laci
She loved the gift. 🙂 We were all so happy.
Here’s the photo we gave her. It was a surprise, so I couldn’t post it until now. 🙂
Mother and son.
Right before we left the fort, I got a group photo with my Nikon.
I loved these purple wildflowers blooming at the Fort!
It was a great visit with our loved ones. I have just one complaint: it was too short.
All in all, we traveled 3,265 miles. We could have driven from Norfolk, Virginia, to Los Angeles, California, (coast to coast) in fewer miles than we traveled on this trip! The Oklahoma border sign never looked as sweet as it did when we got back on July 4, 2013 – we all let out a cheer! 🙂
We are so thankful for the Lord’s protection and blessing on our journey. Thank you for praying for us.