Sunday, August 13, 2017

June 2017

June 2017
Non-traveling parts.

June 2
Hike to Timp Cave with the Nelson's and Austin

June 10
Monarchs Game with Lisa

Ragnar got an mystery owie

June 7
Wild Wednesday at the Ogden Nature Center on "Alien Plants" which included some wed removal service.

 And slushies.

Found these fantastic earrings while out with Mallory.

Nugget vs Middle Tennessee part 5

The rest of the trip

Saturday June 24
David's baptism day!
 After the baptism we went to a Mexican restaurant that was amazing!
 Family games and fireworks.
Group photo of all who came out for the baptism.  Everyone but Ruth was staying at Paul and Sammie's house.
 25 people, 14 under the age of 11...

Driving back Monday  June 26
Pit stop at Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

 Walked down to the river.
Lewis and Clark memorial.

 Another pit stop at Liberty Jail.

Dinner at Freddy's where I got free fries! :)

Last day of traveling Tuesday June 27

Nugget vs Middle Tennessee part 4- Shaun day 2

Friday June 28, 2017

Temple day! Windy before the session but we took the photos anyways and thank goodness because it was raining hard afterwards. 

President Jackson's estate.

I found this Road to be very interesting. A creative way to bring that part of his life to his estate.  He did enjoy sharing his war stories.

The Manson. They wouldn't let us take photos inside the house sadly.
Things learned from tour guides:
-Pres. Jackson loved to tell his war stories
-Pres Jackson read 18 newspapers a day and SAVED THEM ALL.
-The Jackson's had interesting taste in wallpaper. The photos on the website doesn't even come close to showing this.
Back of the house.

Water well.
The gardens.
Family cemetery. 

The Jackon's Tomb.

Back of the house.
Slave housing.

They give you a handheld to listen to stories at markers. We were walking the grounds listening to stories that talked about wildlife.. and deer.

And wild turkeys jumping up and down.. it was pretty funny.
Walking along the gravel path, the lanyard on the handheld caught a branch and I couldn't stop laughing. 

We didn't want to stop because it's just an open field, and we've already seen enough of those. 

Carnton Plantation and the Battle of Franklin
We opted not to pay for the tour of the house.

The Lotz House and across the street was the Carter House (also Battle of Franklin). Shaun told me the stories so we saved our money and didn't do the tour (seriously, the tours of these houses is like $15+ per person! By not going into the 3 houses we saved $50+ each).

Then we started to randomly drive out looking at the historical plaques and came into this tiny town of Leipers Fork. We were really tempted to stop and have dinner at this outdoor bbq pit but we just weren't hungry yet. However they did have these cars.. 

And remnants of old walls

Earthen works made by Union Soldiers that are still there. It was amazing to see.
Fireflies EVERYWHERE! I tried to catch them in photos but no luck.