I do believe it’s time for some more pictures chronicling the adventures of the McCreary House.
Adventure #1: Hike to Dogslaughter Falls
It’s rocky. It’s hot. It’s snake infested. It slaughters dogs. It’s dangerous!
But Kate, David, and I are fearless warriors who will be stopped at nothing. We hiked to that water fall. Yeah, there was a point where we almost turned back because we thought we might be lost. Yeah, I slipped on the stone stairs and pierced my hand with a frightening stick. Yeah, we had a terrifying meeting with an unbelievably fiesty snake. (Well, he never actually moved…but we can pretend). Yeah, we pondered the meaning of the somewhat gruesome name for the water falls we were headed to (maybe some fox hunting dogs accidentally fell off of it?). But we did it!
Adventure # 2: Keeneland.
It’s crowded. (When there’s a race.) It’s exciting. (When there’s a race.) It’s spellbinding. (When there’s a race.) It’s a gamble. (When there’s a race.)
But there was not a race! But we went to Keeneland anyway to watch the horses practice. The parking lots were deserted, the stables were empty, the trees were a beautiful green, and the horses were prancing. And we were leaning up against the rail to watch them. However, there was some excitement in that we COULD have fallen over the railing and we COULD have been trampled by a horse. But, we didn’t. That’s right. We survived!
Adventure #3: St. Peter Claver
It’s small. It’s spiritual. It’s jolly. It’s foot tappin’. It’s St. Peter Claver Catholic Church!
As part of our Lexington trip, we went to Mass at St. Peter Claver. St. Peter Claver is a church in Lexington with a large African American population and they like their music! We Catholics are usually pretty quiet and straight-laced. The congregants at St. Peter Claver, now; they like to spice things up a bit. It was a fun experience and different from the typical Mass that I’m used to. I don’t have any pictures, though. So let’s end this with an Aaaamen!
Adventure #4: Bible Putt-Putt
It’s engaging. It’s educational. It’s heartwarming. It’s mini-golf of Biblical proportions!
No year in Kentucky could be complete without mini-golfing your way through the Bible. So we went mini-golfing. It was a tense game interspersed with confusing Bible verses and Bible-themed obstacles. The sun beat down upon our brows as we knocked brightly colored golf balls around the synagogue (or a roof with pillars), the Star of Bethlehem, the road to Damascus (decorated with a confusing bear/cat statue), and soooo much more. We only did the New Testament, but the Old Testament looked just as, if not more, exciting. In case you’re wondering who won the game…I did! I am a super awesome mini-golfer! I am unstoppable! (Either that…or David won and I kept forgetting how many times I hit the ball because I very seldom mini-golf in this competitive fashion.) Whichever one of those was true, we were awesome! And oh-so-Bible-lovin’.
Well, I’m afraid that’s the end of the pictures for now. And the adventures. I didn’t have any adventures this weekend. Unless you include filling out job applications. Which I do not. ‘Cuz they’re no fun.