Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lemon Pudding and Louisville

Last weekend Rick and I finally made the trek to Louisville, Kentucky to see our friends from San Diego, Adam and Erin. It was a weekend of extreme weather, so we decided to stay home on Friday night and watched Crazy Stupid Love with our neighbor Hannah. I tested out a meyer lemon pudding recipe I found from Pinterest, and I think it turned out well.

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
rock layers

The rolling hills

I love the birch trees in the winter because they stand out
with their white bark against the darker trees.

There was a hint of spring in Louisville, and it has given me the urge to go buy plants now that we're back in Ohio. :) We came home to some snow, but this week it quickly melted, and we even had a day where it was 60! There is some sort of plant springing up outside the garage door, so I can't wait to see what it is - maybe tulips or daffodils, I'm predicting.