Sunday, October 5, 2008

Natural Bridge National Park

For the first time in about a month Amber and I decided to go somewhere. This week Keeneland opened and a lot of the locals had suggested going to see the horses. However, we decided that Greg wasn't quite ready for the large crowds so we packed up the car with baby stuff galore and headed to Red River Gorge. Unbeknownst to us, instead of being the expected 30 minutes away, we traveled for nearly an hour only to get slightly lost. But we made it and after a long "sip at the spicket" Greg was ready for the hike (see 1st picture below). Amber put me in charge of the Greg and she became the trip's pack-mule (the cutest pack mule:)).

We really enjoyed the time being outdoors and the chance to get out of the house. The weather has been really pleasant lately (mid 70s) and the shortness of breath from being out of shape felt great. With only ten pounds left to go to reach her pre-Greg form, Amber outpaced me the entire trip. I simply blamed it on a 15 pound instant weight gain:)
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7 comments:

Joy said...

It sounds like you enjoyed your trip, pack mule and all. Trevor wanted to go to Red River Gorge this weekend too, but I wasn't up for taking all the kids. I loved the pictures of Noel with the snuggli pack on! I am sure little Gregory loved being carried around in it. Baby's first hike! Amber you are amazing to only have 10 more pounds to lose! I still have 15 that I'd like to drop and it's been almost 6 months since Emily was born. You're an over-achiever! I am proud of you though!

Melea said...

What a fun baby! Isn't it so fun to make your first memories together as a family? That is my favorite! Lucky for us, we will have many good memories to cover up this last week! :)

Kristen said...

Yay for Red River Gorge! That was John's favorite place in KY and we have some fun memories there from camping and hiking and climbing (well, John from climbing). So beautiful! And Amber, you look great!! I have questions for a fellow 10-lb-baby veteran about how you are recovering, but I think I'll save them for a less public venue.

angela said...

I love that place! Cute pictures and I'm proud of Turbo for being such a good boy on his first family outing. He's a lucky baby!

HAYLEY said...

Wow is that baby big- I hope the baby blessing out fit will fit- I think that is will- Also Amber is looking really skinny! Greggy is getting all the fat!! See you tomorrow Love Mome

Straight Fancy said...

I love the natural bridge!

Lora Jones said...

Look what I found. Your way cute blog! (Bored at work pays off sometimes.) Amber you look fantastic! I meant to tell you at church but got busy with my kiddos.