Today marks the 24th year since the passing of one of my dearest of friends, Doug Sorbie. I miss the stories (and he had some doozies) he used to tell me of his life adventures and our laughs together. . . Just thinking about you tonight Doug, with a little tear and a big smile.
The below was written by a friend of mine on Facebook this New Years Day 2018. The picture it painted for me is stuck in my mind. I don’t think the remembrance is necessarily sad, but then again I think it might be a little considering the person who wrote it. And that makes me a little sad. I haven’t seen this person in a long time as we work completely different schedules. I think I’ll send him a note and ask him to dinner for some catch up time. I’d really like that. And I’d like to know more about the night and the people he is remembering.
Every year I usually write a New Years post and mention how I’m gonna kick start these blog and usually don’t. Last year I gave it a shot but really didn’t get very far. Maybe 2018 will be different. I dunno. Regardless, have a wonderful New Year.
For the past 6 months or so I’ve been obsessed with wanting to visit Mammoth Cave National Park. So this past weekend H and I packed the car and headed out. Its only about an 8 hour drive so not too bad. We stayed one night in Bowling Green, KY and then headed to the park.
We ended up taking the Domes and Dripstones tour along with the Discovery tour which allowed one to enter at the historic entrance. I thought the cave was pretty interesting and the Domes and Dripstones tour a lot of fun. However, Mammoth Cave (or at least the part we saw,) isn’t the prettiest cave I’ve ever been to. A lot of the tour felt like one was walking through a walk quarry that happened to have a roof on it. But that was just one tour and they offer many as the cave is over 400 miles long.
After a day at the park we headed up to Louisville and stayed the night there. We were exhausted from the day so really didn’t do much there. The next morning I did a quick drive by at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory and then walked the Big Four Bridge.
By the time late afternoon rolled around we were back in KC. Was a nice quick trip and much needed time out of town.
Stopped by Laurimar Sculpture Park today on the way to Kentucky. Great way to spend an hour.
Got an awesome new washer/dryer set. Sure beats the laundromat. Was a tight fit to get it in the utility room but they finally got everything where it needs to be. What have I turned into when a new washer/dryer gets me excited?!