It's been 7 years since my first Thanksgiving in Kentucky. This time I took a LONG week and have enjoyed beautiful weather and a much needed rest. We had some great adventures as well.
Our letter boxing journey took us to Indiana and a delightful candy store that makes their own candy AND they even had a smashed penny machine.
Schimpff's has been in business for generations.
You can see on the back wall the old molds they use.
They have a marvelous and extensive collection of candy containers; tins, cartons, wrappers.
One of the candies they are famous for. Red Hots……
Here they are making a batch of red hots. You can see them cooling along the edge.
Christmas window and vintage typewriter
We'll be sure to make this an annual stop.
Then it was off to Bass Pro for some Christmas fun.
Making a snowman wall hanging.
And finally, searching for a letter box. No, it wasn't up the tree, but it sure was hard to find.
Tuesday night we went to Cub Scouts and Tyler received an award.
Pretty cool. Plus he got up and did a cheer that he made up himself.
One of the places we always visit is Cave Hill Cemetery, a national cemetery that is immense.
Many of the grave site areas are quite unique. I was so taken by this grouping of Jesus welcoming the children.
and of course we always visit Col. Sanders.
Wednesday night we journeyed to the Mega Caverns just south of the zoo. This place was AMAZING. Underground Christmas light show that started with Keep Christ in Christmas and ended with a beautiful nativity scene. There were themes throughout and music as well. Lasting a half hour it was well worth the $25.00. Tyler agrees.
What would Thanksgiving be without the decorating of the Christmas tree.
Tyler did a great job.
ON Thanksgiving Day we tried for that elusive family photo.
Where did he go.
Oh Oh !
Token Bond Christmas photo - She's had lots of practice.
While Kate and Bob and Tyler went to Bob's mother's house,
I decided it was a good time to back the pies. Akron thought it was a good time too.
What better way to end the day but with a puzzle.