Monday, June 15, 2015

JUST A LITTLE BUSY

June has been busier than normal around here; hence the blog break!  Sweetie's sister came in from Utah and spent almost a week.  During that time, we drove up to the Chicago area to visit other relatives for a few days.  Fun!  No sightseeing, though...


Sweetie and I went to Augusta, Kentucky to see Art in the Garden, an annual event of artists and music and just walking and seeing the old homes along the river town of Augusta, KY.  (This was a field trip for his TriState Photographic Society group and there were 10-12 of us walking around with some impressive cameras.  I just had my little point and shoot Fuji FinePix.)






Those of you who are local or are just big George Clooney fans know that this is the hometown of George.  His parents, Nick and Nina, still live there and Nina has a shop on Main Street.  We spent about 3 hours there and enjoyed the day - just a bit on the cool side which was great for a day spent walking around.  Lots of vendors of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, glassware, and paintings.  Although I didn't take photos of the vendors' booths, I did take some photos of the area and the pretty homes long the river, built in the late 1700's - early 1800's.






Most of the homes were brick and stone but there was one pretty Victorian "Painted Lady" on the end of Riverside Drive.  And there was a B & B you could stay in for a night, a weekend, or more.



The ferry ran continuously between the Kentucky side and the Ohio side of the Ohio River, ferrying cars and walkers back and forth for the day.


















I had never been to Augusta, and it was a pretty little town.  And within a 45 minute drive from us.







6 comments:

Sadami said...

Thank you, Rhonda, but please put your holiday and rest first. Take care. Best wishes, Sadami

AK said...

Enjoy the break. Waiting to see you pick up your brushes soon.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sadami, I think I should slow down a bit soon :)

Asit, thanks so much!

CrimsonLeaves said...

What a fabulous time you've been having, Rhonda!! That little town looks amazing and I love seeing beautiful old homes like these.

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda- loved seeing your photos. This is my kind of vacation. The Victorian home is gorgeous. Did you get to tour any of these homes? So glad to see you back.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sherry and Debbie :)