Friday, March 19, 2010

Unexpected Adventure

Well now, one does not always encounter the unexpected trip. A couple of weeks ago, I got the opportunity to travel with my sister to Lexington, KY. Susanna, my sis, got selected to go to audition for the Southeastern Theater Conference (also called SETC). This is a huge deal, as she is only a Sophomore in college, and I'm so proud of her! Usually, one of my parents would have taken her, but since they're both working jobs now, they asked me to go... yay!

After about 7 hours on the road, we arrived at our hotel and fell into bed. The next morning, I dropped her off at the conference center. While she attended auditions, callbacks, and workshops, I went out exploring.... by myself. It may sound crazy to some of you, but I like to do things alone. I think I get the sense of adventure and spontaneity from my Dad, who also enjoys random exploration, and instilled the wanderlust in me. Never miss an opportunity, never back away from a life experience... you may not pass that way, or be given that opportunity again in this life. Thanks Dad....

So, below are some pictures from my random wanderings... some of them included wonderful Sus, when she had some time off from SETC...

There were beautiful life size sculptures of horses at the
Kentucky Horse Park in downtown Lexington...

I love History, so I took a tour of Ashland, the estate of Henry Clay:

I also have a fascination with the Amish and Quakers, so when I found out
there was a Shaker village outside of Lexington,
or course I had to go there....

The Tree of Life - symbol of the Shakers (ironically, the Shakers were
celibate, which might explain why the movement died out...)

A view of downtown Lexington from the crosswalk in front
of the convention center

Old Kentucky Chocolates - they put bourbon in their chocolate...
color me excited!

So... at the end of the time, I had so much fun having an adventure with my sister, who I truly love and admire! I'm so glad that we had this time to spend with each other... just two girls, traveling down the road together. I'm thankful to have my sister, who is such a piece of my heart! I do not know what I would do without her love, encouragement, and support in my life!

I am thankful for you, Sus!

"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you!" Philippians 1:3

Until next time - Mary Frances


  1. You're a sweet sis! Love the pictures. I, too, enjoy doing things by myself sometimes. Looks like you entertained yourself and found fun! :)

  2. I really do, Emily! I'm so glad that you're enjoying things by yourself, too, although I know that sweet little Sam keeps you busy!

  3. WAit a minute!! I didnt know your blogged!!! YAY!! I can keep up with you :)
    I looved seeing this pics! Beautiful! SO glad you had fun!
    love ya!

  4. Hey girl! yeah, I just started blogging... ha! Trying to keep at it! I love reading your blog! All of the Dabar promises are so encouraging!

    It's good to keep up with ya'll too!! I love ya'll and am so thankful for what ya'll are doing!

  5. Looks like a fun trip! I haven't seen you around lately... praying all is well for you and yours. God's Peace, Melissa


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