Juliette got to visit all of her relatives in Kentucky this past week. We had a blast! Our first stop was in Louisville to hang out with her Daddy's side. We visited Cave Hill Cemetery where Colonel Sanders (a.k.a. the king of fried chicken or as his epitaph says "Founder of the Kentucky Fried Chicken Empire") and James Beauregard Beam (otherwise known as "Jim") are buried. We love a good cemetery! (And obviously Juliette does too!)
Later that day, we took Pappaw out for his birthday dinner at a cool place on the Ohio River in Louisville called Mike Lennig's.
After dinner, we took Pappaw to the Waverly Hills Sanatorium (no, we didn't check him into a mental hospital). I have to say this was my favorite part of our vacation. Waverly Hills Sanatorium is a HUGE, old, dilapidated, haunted building that was used as a hospital for treating people with tuberculosis. I had seen the episode of Ghost Hunters (check it out here... www.syfy.com) where they investigated the paranormal activity at Waverly Hills and I couldn't wait to see for myself! Unfortunately, we did not experience anything out of the ordinary.
The next day was Juliette's cousin Olive's baby shower (which you can see here...Baby Olive's Shower). Juliette had a great time meeting all her Louisville relatives! Aunt Jenny & I made a side trip to get some of the world's best ice cream (black raspberry chocolate chip!!!) after everyone left. We were just going to get cones for ourselves, but we ended up buying an entire ice cream pie. It's a good thing we don't have Graeter's in Florida!
The next day we headed up I-71 to Northern Kentucky to spend some time with Juliette's Mom's side. We had dinner at Longneck's Sports Grill (which is owned by my Aunt Joyce & Uncle Gary) where we met up with the Schroeder's.
On Monday, we headed to Indianapolis to spend the day with my brother and his wife (after a quick run into the gift shop at the Creation Museum to buy some souvenirs!).
On our last day in Cincinnati, we went with Aunt Jenny, Uncle Ryan and Baby Jake to the Cincinnati Zoo. After that we stopped at one of THE coolest places on earth, Jungle Jim's. If you are ever in Cincinnati, you HAVE to go to Jungle Jim's. Plan on being there at least 2+ hours.
We had a great time and are sad vacation has come to an end...man are we tired! Josh is going to kill me when he sees this picture...my bad ;) Till next time Kentucky!
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Thanks for stopping by! My name is Jen and I am the proud Momma of Juliette Margot! We are so blessed to have a healthy and happy baby girl. Check back often and watch as Juliette grows...you never know what great adventures are ahead of us!