24 Years

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.

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Memories and Music

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.

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Mammoth Cave Weekend

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.

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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.

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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.

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By the time late afternoon rolled around we were back in KC. Was a nice quick trip and much needed time out of town.