Friday, July 20, 2007

Our week of fun and family!

A view from an over look on Natchez Trace Parkway!

Its been awhile since I have posted as we have been enjoying our fun time with our family. Last week did alot of cook outs and just hanging out and watching movies. On sunday we took the girls to see the movie Tranformers, and enjoyed that movie. Afterwards we all went out to eat at a good restaurant.
On Tuesday, Daniel took the day off of work and we went down the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway. It is a parkway that is also a state park. Back in the 1800s the settlers traveled this road back and forth from close to New Orleans all the way to Nashville. The parkway is 444 miles long and ends in Natchez, Mississippi. There are so many places to stop and see along the way. You can see places that the Choctaw and Chicasaw Indians lived. There are also Mounds that are over 2000 years old. We just went a little ways down the Trace and found some waterfalls and had a picnic there. Then we went on down futher to a nice River to play around and swim in and cool off. Its been so hot and humid here this week. It finally rained this morning and is suppose to be cooler and less hot for the week-end. Our daughter will be flying back to Spokane tomorrow afternoon. We have enjoyed our time with her and are so proud of her. We are also going to miss her so much. Below are pictures of our trip down the Trace.
This is Jackson Falls which is usually a very pretty waterfalls, but since we have had very little rain this summer it was pretty disappointing. Not very much water falling right now.

This is Daddy and daughter at the Falls.
Our picnic at the falls.
A picture of Allison that I Love! This is looking off a bluff behind her.
I bought her this shirt as her middle name is Starr. She loves it. She is so pretty and just has the most wonderful personality, very bubbly!!
I will leave you with our cool and refreshing fun in the river pics. I hope everyone has had a great week. And I hope you all have a wonderful week-end!!!


CattyCat said...

Looks like everyone was having so much fun rubba dub dubbing in the water. You look like a lil kid there in the pool with your daughter.

Glad you like the fish, and to have it on the infamous clip is flattering. I'm going to make myself a manzanita branch tree to hang my favorites on.

Sweetpea said...

taking time out and having a fabulous time is somthing we should all do. Looks like you had a great time. xx

Mary Timme said...

What a great peek into your part of the country. I shuddered to see all the humidity in the air, but you do have a lovely daughter and it looks so fun.

Does the dog really like the river that well? *smile* He looks like he's hot dogging it to shore!

Rosa said...

Oh Bethy! That looks awesome!! I have always wanted to drive that and never have. Now I will! Thanks for sharing all the pics!! Heading to RS tomorrow. Friends are flying in from VA. Yahoo! So glad you're enjoying your summer. Gawd, I have to call you soon. So much going on!! Miss ya gf!

CattyCat said...

Got your ATCs in the mail today. Thanks for the extras and the bonus ATC. Always have to show me up huh? LOL I really like the Wings Series card. So BETH! I knew it was from you the moment I saw the cats on the enve. Cute!

AnnieElf said...

All I could think of was the humidity. The river had to be so refreshing. Reminded me of childhood in Wisconsin and swimming in the river behind my uncle's house.

Wanda said...

Oh how much fun was that! I felt like I was vacationing with you.
Love all the pictures....time away with family is so priceless...beautiful daughter.

vicci said...

This sure looks like fun!!! Wish I was right there in that river with you!!!! Stay cool Sweets....:-)