And I'm not talking about milk (although we did learn a lot about milk on our vacation this week)! What I'm referring to mostly is just vacation in and of itself. Time off, time to just do whatever or nothing at all. Time to recharge our batteries & reset ourselves before moving on with "real" life.
We found a familiar name on one of the plaques which we'll have to be investigated further to see if there is a true familial connection.
I saw some medical tools I'm glad I'll NEVER have to use :)
And we walked on ground where a battle was waged that changed many lives
It was a very interesting place...
The next day we headed to Fair Oaks Dairy Farm.
What a beautiful place!
We watched them make cheese & bottle milk. We watched the birth of a calf and we toured the barns & grounds. We also got to witness an interesting method for cow milking.
We played some games that taught us about milk & calcium :)
Most of all we enjoyed being together!
One of the things we noticed was all of the windmills in the northwestern part of Indiana! I'd only seen windmills like these on TV & I was amazed at the gigantic size of the windmills. What a neat sight to see hundreds of these throughout the fields working to provide a renewable, environmentally friendly form of energy!!
We came home through Edinburgh & stopped to do a little shopping. Then today we went to Falls of the Ohio. Liv had went with her class & wanted us to see it. It was a really neat place full of LOTS of information.
We've had such a great time just hanging out together with no real agenda we had to adhere to. This weekend we are celebrating Toby's birthday (which was actually last Sun) with family & friends during a BBQ. Then on Sunday, you'll find us parked in front of the TV watching the Indy 500 (our favorite race of the year!). Monday we'll be BBQing with the King's to celebrate Memorial Day :)
What a busy week & weekend, but I love all the family & friends time!!! And, even better, we found out this past week that Liv & I are going with a cousin on a "gal trip" to see some family later in July which I am absolutely ecstatic about!!!! It's turning out to be a great start to the summer!!!!