L - Nikon / T - Nikon
I'm getting excited about the family reunion this year. Well, actually I always look forward to it. I have a great extended family of Aunts and Uncles, cousins and second cousins – and everyone gets along! There's always great stories, lots of laughter, sharing of travels and photos from the past year, good food, some games – just a lot of fun. Ages range from 85 to 8 and there is usually about 30 of the 38 to show up each year.
This year we are meeting in Kentucky at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – America's largest restored Shaker community – is located in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. I have always admired their ideals of equality, peace and love, the purity, the quest for simplicity and perfection in the shaker lifestyle, the clean lines of their furnishings and buildings... and to experience all of this and the beautiful country-side of Kentucky makes for a wonderful relaxing vacation. After the weekend reunion, T and I will then travel to Lexington – the Horse Capital of the World. We look forward to a driving the rolling hills of central Kentucky where Seabiscuit was filmed. It may seem strange but T and I usually try to find an interesting cemetery in the cities we travel. Lexington happens to have one that is actually listed as one of the things not to miss, especially for garden enthusiasts so I am pretty excited. It has gained national reputation as one of America's most beautiful cemeteries and arboretums, including more than 200 species of trees, lovely flower gardens and 3 lakes – I'm pretty sure there will be some interesting statues that will catch T's photographic eye as well. I know we will find much to photograph throughout the trip and I'm looking forward to time away from Atlanta and catching up with family. / this is almost the most fun part of having a house in athens- getting to decorate it! i'm so excited about some of the things that i've found to furnish the kitchen. like this blue glassware bowls i found yesterday to add to the amber glasses and rose tinted plates i already had. i really like the vintage look that i'm guessing our house will have [: