This past week a good friend, Andrew Pucket, drove up to Northern Kentucky for a visit and a photo shoot. We decided to visit two parks that look down on th city from different vantage points. The first shot is from Devou Park on the west side of the city; this is from the Kentucky side of the Ohio river.
The second shot below is from the Eden Park area on the Ohio side of the river. If you have not been to Cincinnati before, here's part of the skyline! We will be here for another 2 weeks or so, before returning to Louisville to be with Matt & Christie and their 3 kiddos, then we fly back to CA on April 19th!
On Tuesday Kathy and I were able to visit the new Ark Encounter here in N Kentucky. It is about a 45 minute drive from where we are staying, and it is enormous. This full scale replica of the Biblical Noah's Ark is NOT a little boat! It's as long as 1 1/2 football fields with 3 decks inside. It's one of those things that is impossible to capture in a photograph . . . but I tried anyway...
It was a very wet and rainy day - somehow seemed appropriate!
The large city buses look tiny next to the Ark...
One end of the Ark, I didn't get to the other end!
Inside, the food and water storage areas, containers, and racks were amazing.
What a strange winter we have been having here in Kentucky. We lived here full time for 13 years, and this time of year is usually VERY cold. Today, here in Louisville, it is at peak summer time temps for Ireland! Earlier in the month we experienced temperature swings of more than 40 degrees in less than a day!
Here's the view from the house our son and daughter-in-law (Matt & Christie) rent; yesterday we had a picnic near the river. The state of Indiana is on the far side of the Ohio river, we see barges going up and down the river every day.
Sorry it has been a while since our last post. Whew, we have been all over the place, and as I write this Kathy is in California while I (Tim) am here in Kentucky. Lots of 'stuff' going on with Kathy's brother (house fire) and sister (broken hip), but we will be back together again on February 15th here in KY.
Meanwhild, let me introduce you to our newest Grandson, Daniel Lazarus Laughlin. Born on January 10th in Wheaton, IL to Andrew & Sarah - our oldest son and his wife... Here he is being held by Gramma!
And here is Kathy on a California beach with our 'baby girl' Sarah - thanks for sending this picture Alvin, Sarah's wonderful husband.