Wednesday, July 23, 2008


This past Sat. Keith and I joined his friends Kenneth and Kim with their son Mark. We arrived right at 9:30 and we started. It was crowded when we first got in so we kind of hung back and let some of the bigger groups go ahead. We saw some pretty awesome things that day. Some beautiful fish, some super cute otters, some scary looking sharks and some ugly frogs. It was a great day and I'm so glad we went! Here are a few pics of the day.
We saw playful otters

fun starfish
Shark Bellies
The rare "Keith and Nikki"

Really awesome Jellyfish

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Food and a Harley

My weekend was awesome. I just have to share it. :) Friday night my co worker Christy came over for a much needed break. As most of you know she's had some hardship in her life so she came over to play cards and get her mind off of things.

Sat. Keith and I woke up early and went to the farmer's market. Woo hoo do I love it there!!! I got some beautiful flowers that just put a HUGE smile on my face. I got some local honey for the allergies, corn on the cob, green beans, strawberries and blueberries. It was a good farmers market trip. After that we went to Georgetown to go on a Harley charity ride. Now remember boys and girls, this was my first ever ride on the back of a bike. Let me just say I was so ready to do it but so scared. We met his dad and we got on the bikes and road from right past the boys farm to Versailles. We met all the other Harley people under some shelter thingy in a park. There were about 40-50 bikes all together. So we waited for the rain to blow over and off we went. We went from Versailles to Stamping Ground via Frankfort. We took all back roads. This was all great until we got to Owenton (I think that's right). The back roads were so curvy that I really thought I was gonna die. There were times that I thought "OMG I"m gonna fall off." "Well, at least I have a helmet on and my head will be ok." "I wonder how bad the road rash will be if I fall off of here while we are going 60?" "Thank god I have a life insurance policy." All these thoughts were racing through my head. I do love the straight roads but I was not at all prepared for the curvy ones.
After our ride we went back to his house and started cooking. We made dinner for his mom, dad, uncle Mike and uncle G. Keith put ribs and hot dogs on the grill. I made green beans with loads of bacon, and corn on the cob. His mom made her awesome banana pudding. After that we all sat around and played cards. It was an amazing weekend!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The lake

So this past weekend I went to Laurel Lake. It was amazing. Let me first start by saying I'm an idiot and forgot 2 important things. First, I didn't bring a camera. I'm so bummed about that too because I saw many beautiful things. Second, I forgot good shoes.
We left Thursday night to head down there. We got there and got the boat and loaded our stuff up and found a place to camp. This is where I realized flip flops are not so good. We camped off the lake so what we did was pull the boat up to the edge, tie it off and climb the rocky side to get to our camp site. All very great and whatnot but again, flip flops were not the ideal footwear. The next day we got up and visited Keith's cousins Keith and Sheryl on their house boat. This thing is fantastic. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a great kitchen area. I'm pretty sure I could live on this thing comfortably. After that we decided it was going to be a gross day so we went into town. We went to this cute little place called "Dog Patch Trading Post". Had a great time looking around until I made the biggest mess EVER. I was looking at lotions and decided to open it and smell it. Upon doing so, I managed to spill ALL OF IT on the ground, on my feet, and on my clothes. Luckily the nice lady behind the counter just laughed until she was crying. She thanked me and said that was the best laugh she's had in a long time. I'm so glad she was so great about it. Let me just tell you, that lotion was damn near impossible to clean up off the floor. So after that we decided we wanted to go to TN for fireworks. Man was that place awesome. They had some great looking things. Lots of expensive ones too but my inner child was screaming with joy. For as long as I can remember I've loved fireworks. So after that we went back to the lake and Keith cooked us dinner on the camp stove and we went to bed.
Sat. morning we woke up and Keith made us breakfast. As we were standing there, I heard this noise in the woods. We started looking and it was otters!! They ran right by us caring a fish in their mouth. It was the cutest thing ever!! After our fun breakfast we went to pick up his parents and sister. It wasn't that great of a day so we decided to go to the flea market. WOW was that place HUGE! Not only that but I got to see a fantastic display of mullets too!
Sunday was perfect weather. We all went out on the boat and went to a little cove. We got on rafts and tied ourselves to the boat and just relaxed. With the waves rocking you back and forth, you could sleep for days out there. So after a few hours of laying in the sun relaxing, it was time to go home. The interstate was crazy so we took back roads the whole way. It was nice. I'm very much looking forward to this trip again soon!