Sunday, October 8, 2017

August & September 2017

August and September were a busy couple of months. I tried to fit in as much fun as possible, while at the same time work quickly ramped up with the start of a new school year. Here are a few of my fun adventures over the last couple of months:

Sonic ice cream date with my Brodie

Visits at Cambridge with Mr. Eli  

 Unpacking and setting up massive amounts of books
for the Cambridge book sale

 A pool party at Genny's for Brodie's 8th birthday

The first day of school -
here are some of our youngest and oldest students

Watching the solar eclipse with my students
(Here's how Dad watched the eclipse!)

A visit with Kathy, David, and Colton at the Ft. Worth Water Gardens

Took them to a HOT Rangers game too!

Annual Wags and Waves day with Shawn and Zoey

Rangers game with Kathy on the last Fireworks Friday of the season

Saturday, August 26, 2017

See Rock City!

One of my days in Georgia, we took a road trip up to Lookout Mountain, GA and Rock City. There are signs for Rock City all over the south, all with the trademark red bird house. I went a few years back with the Cambridge college trip, but we only visited Rock City itself, not the other local attractions, and the rest of the family hadn't been there. It was such a warm day, but we had a lot of fun together, enjoying God's creation.
suspension bridge
We could see seven states!
  
When we left Rock City, we made our way to Ruby Falls, a fully underground waterfall. We enjoyed the cavern, all the cool formations in the stalagmites and stalactites, and when we finally made it to the waterfall we were amazed at how tall it was. 

Our third stop on the Rock City tour was the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. At 72.7 degrees, it's the steepest railway in the world (although it didn't feel as steep as the railway in Australia's Blue Mountains). We rode the mile up Lookout Mountain, enjoyed the lookouts (no pun intended), and made our way back down the mountain, sitting in the very front of the train. It was a neat ride.

What a fun adventure with my family!