December 15, 2015

Fond Memories of Kentucky

My dad grew up in Kentucky and then moved to Illinois after high school. Growing up I used to love our trips to Kentucky. I always loved the beautiful scenery along the country roads. 

After Dad's death in April, traveling to Kentucky for my uncle's funeral in November was especially poignant. Spending time with my siblings and reminiscing about fond memories made the trip extra special. 

December 05, 2015

Outdoor Life

Now that our children are grown and only come home for "visits", some of our most enjoyable moments are when we get to explore the great outdoors! Time to share as a family and listen to what is happening in their lives. Treasured moments for sure!

December 02, 2015

Black Friday Hiking

After the great hiking trip Mark and I had in October for our first empty nest trip, we really wanted to take a hiking trip with the whole family. Thanksgiving turned out to be the perfect time. Both kids were home and we were going to spend a few days with Mark's mom. She just happens to live just an hour from Tishomingo State Park. 

I had been doing some research on the best hiking trails in MS. Tishomingo was at the top of several lists due to the rock formations along the trail. It was hard for me to believe that we could find this in MS! 

So on Black Friday instead of hitting the sales (and pushing through the crowds), we hit the trails. What a wonderful day of family time. By far this is my favorite hiking in Mississippi!