Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mississippi Mud River Island

Hi!  It's Sheppy again.  I'm loving this vacation!
We went to Mud River Island in Memphis and had a great time.
We rode a tram to an island in the middle of the Mississippi River.
There we spent several hours walking the length of the to scale model of the Mississippi River. 
The weather was amazingly hot and the kids (and adults) were thrilled to be able to wade in the river.
The kids enjoyed looking at the contour lines and estimating how deep the river was at various points.
Andrew especially enjoyed this activity.
Here is Elizabeth straddling the river.
Nathan wading in the river.... 
and standing on an island in the river.
Elizabeth posing for the camera.
The kids helping Nathan across the bridges.
Lovely cooperation for picture taking!
We all loved watching all the barges and tugs on the River.
We later got to drive over the bridge and into Arkansas.
Next stop - Texarkana!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Adventures of Sheppy

Hi!  My name is Sheppy and I am a new member of the H family.
They are taking me on a cross country adventure and we are all so excited.
We spent the first night of our adventure in Baltimore and saw Uncle Marc, Aunt Julia and their little girl Bella.
The next day we got to see historic Harpers Ferry.
Nathan was super excited because a train was going across the river at the same time that we were crossing the river.  He got to see the train disappear through the tunnel!
Andrew was impressed with the fish in the Potomac and wished he had his fishing rod with him.
We all enjoyed learning about John Brown and seeing the building where he was captured.
It was a beautiful place despite the heat, humidity and bugs!

Next stop Knoxville, then Memphis!