We were so glad we decided to leave for Louisville on Saturday morning because the tornadoes and winds on Friday night were terrible. Mount Vernon didn't have any warnings, but the wind was howling here, and all over southern Ohio and Kentucky there were towns devastated by the storms. The weather on our drive was much better, and although it made for a short trip, I'm so glad we still went.
Early morning outside Mount Vernon
Driving through Cincinnati - it was much darker and more run down than I thought it would be. Maybe it's just by the freeway, but it looked like there were a lot of older industrial parts. The downtown is beautiful, though, with some unique architecture.
|An MVNU extension in Cincinnati|
|I love the contrast in this shot - |
downtown Cincinnati is in the background
|The Reds' stadium|
Adam and Erin were such gracious hosts, and it was a treat to see where they have come to call home. It really hit me how blessed we are to have such friends close enough to see on a weekend. Rick and I left feeling so inspired and pleased, and I think it was due to the new scenery, great conversations, and satisfying food. Thanks, Adam and Erin, for hosting us! I'm kicking myself for not having taken more pictures, but here are the few I did take of the scenery.
|Apparently this used to say "Florence Mall," but they |
changed it to this. Rick and I got a kick out of it.
|The highway once we crossed into Kentucky had beautiful |
|The rolling hills|
|I love the birch trees in the winter because they stand out|
with their white bark against the darker trees.