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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee - 07/09/2011

Published at 9:04 PM in ,

Right after I said all those nice things on Facebook about I-75!

Creeping towards Tennessee

Pigeon Forge traffic


Ready for training

 
Tuck and roll with the instructor

Chrissy suiting up

Rachael suiting up

Michael is ready for goggles

Let's fly!

Helmet - check!

Getting a little nervous!

Headed into the tunnel

The instructor flying

The bright pink blur is Chrissy

Michael is flying!

Rachael has got this!

Got a little hot in there!

So much fun!

Fun, but oh my!
The Indoor Skydiving Video - Michael's turn




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Frankfort, Kentucky - 07/08/2011

Published at 9:38 PM in ,

The Kentucky State Capitol

 
Inside, in front of the polished Abe Lincoln foot


The LED lights of the dome


Part of the collection of First Lady Dolls



Upstairs, with a look from one end to the other







Conference Room, modeled after the Hall of Mirrors in France



Ruth Hanly Booe - owner of Rebecca-Ruth Candy



Before the start of the tour



In the candy shop







Of course!







Outside on the sidewalk



Before the start of the tour



Historic Frankfort, KY

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Louisville, Kentucky Day 2 - 07/07/2011

Published at 10:21 PM in , ,

Animal Kingdom, this year's Derby winner

The 360* theatre

They're in the race!

In the courtyard where the winners are listed, starting in 1875


A statue of Aristides - the first Derby winner

Pat Day - world famous jockey



Rachael in the stands

Chrissy in the stands



Michael, tired of taking pictures in the stands



Right on the track!



Jim kept some dirt from the track



Under Secretariat's name


Jim was willing to bet it all!



This year's jockey silks



Our awesome tour guide, Michael



Ready to run!



Some crazy hats!



Animal Kingdom, this year's Derby winner



The Oaks' Lillies



Michael trying out as an announcer - it's harder than it looks!



This would be where Rachael kicked everyone's butt



The grave of Eight Belles - filly that collapsed after crossing the finish line in the 134th Derby



Horses on loan to Churchill Downs



The entry of Churchill Downs