Monday, May 4, 2009

Kentucky #1: Rain!

We finished our 25 hour drive with this on the table ready for us to eat. This was homemade by Andrea and it was as good as it looks.

We've kept a pretty close eye on the weather forecast and weather guessers say there is going to be some rain for most of the trip. Some heavy rain fell last night and more this morning. Over 4" of rain since 5/1. Yikes! Good thing the rock is so steep here that climbing in the rain is no problem.

Today I accompanied Jami on a 4-mile run. I was armed with military grade pepper spray, courtesy of Andrea. You never know what it is like running in a new place. Nothing happened, but having the same pepper spray that is used in the Kentucky prisons certainly instills some confidence. Dogs and appalachia-dudes: beware.

After that, I was sweaty, so I needed a swim in the backyard. Not everyone has a backyard pool like Andrea & Keith, so I plan to take full advantage of it everyday that we're here. Their swimming hole ranks right up there with the cenotes in Mexico. Life is pretty stinkin' good for the Cards.

Tomorrow we're going to check out the local rocks and see what they have here in the South. I can't wait. I'm sure I'll have a delirious pump by 10 am.

Isn't this a cool lookin' swimming hole? Complete with its own 10 foot diving board.

#1. Cool swim hole. I had the wetsuit for the swim after the jump - not just for the jump. Need to clear that up.

#2. I have no professional training.

#3. I know I'm good.

#4. Bad form = big splash.


Ted said...

The picture of you getting ready to dive may be the funniest thing I have seen in years!

julie said...

Haha! You're funny Layne. I'm not sure I quite believe you about the swimming hole being in the same league as the Mexican cenotes tho.....