The President Came to Town

Tomorrow is Kentucky’s primary election, so Mount Sterling had a visit from former President Bill Clinton.  Here in the Craig house we are not Clinton supporters but we thought we would try to see him anyway.  He was The President after all. 

We found our way down town to the street where he was to be appearing.  As it turned out he was going to be speaking on the front porch of our dentist’s parents house.  We stood around and waited for him to show up, soon a few secret service agents started to appear.  Blake was really excited about that.  Finally a few patrol cars showed up and after a few minutes Mr. Clinton came through the front door and started giving his speech.  We could see him pretty good as long as people didn’t hold signs right in front of his face.  We were about 20 or so feet away from him.

We didn’t have any desire to stick around and hear the speech so we left.  But now we can tell our children that we once saw President Clinton.

ps- Vote for McCain! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mga0_4aArE0

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Natural Bridge

This weekend we decided to do a bit more hiking before it gets much colder.  The leaves are about the peak season finally and we thought we would try to see some of them.  So off we went to Natural Bridge.  It was my first time there and Blake’s second.  He hasn’t been since he was really young.  It is close to home we just have never taken the time to go.

Natural Bridge State Park - Kentucky's Natural Bridge  This shot is one I just grabbed off the net so you could get a better look at what we were on top of.  It is very high up!  It is 78 feet long and 65 feet high.  Elevation is 1500 above sea level.  Which is about 500 feet above the parking lot.  It was a climb! 

fire.jpg   This sign was located just before you go up the trail.  It seems funny but actually forest fires were really bad here this summer and a few people I worked with had them beating down their back doors.  That was certainly not something we heard of in Ohio!

fat-man-squeeze.jpg  Here is Blake in the Fat Man’s Squeeze.  It actually got so narrow you had to turn sideways.  Not recommended for anyone claustrophobic!

underbridge.jpg  This is the view from under the bridge.  Many people only hike to this point because the are too scared to go on top of the bridge.  Would you go Dad???

me.jpg  This is me on top of the bridge.  When Blake was trying to take this picture I stepped back and their was a dip in the rock.  I almost feel backwards but I am still here, in one piece!

bridge2.jpg  This is a nice veiw looking out over the Daniel Boone National Forest and the Appalachian Mountains.   

Trying To Get The Crazy Out

After Chloe’s surgery last week we had to keep her in her cage most the week.  She had to have time to heal before we could let her be active again.  So come the weekend she was full of pinned up energy.  We decided to take her hiking.  We went to Fort Boonesborough.

fort1.jpg  This is the front of the fort.  We didn’t go in because dogs were not allowed.  (sorry Chloe)

It looks like a really neat place that we will have to visit again.  This fort is a rendition of the fort that Daniel Boone and his men built over 200 years ago while clearing a trail through the Mid West to open it up for colonization

Although we didn’t get to go in and enjoy the fort, we did have a good time hiking with Chloe.  She was really excited to get out of the house and especially the cage. 

me-and-chloe.jpg Chloe and me in front of the fort.

We will have to go and check out the camping there next year.  They have really nice sites and it is only 20 minutes from the house.