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Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Day In Madison County

Today was a beautiful day for a drive, so we took advantage of the weather to go into Madison County. Our first stop was the birth home of John Wayne. Packed full of the history of his life, it would have been great to get pictures, but none were allowed inside. So we took advantage of the front of his home for some photo ops. He was born in this house, and his family lived here for the first 18 months of his life, before moving to another city in Iowa, then California.

Ken and I
My little family, Kiley, Jenny, Chad and Tara.
Ken and I and the girls.

We then went on a trip to see the Madison County bridges. We couldn't get pictures of the first one we saw, because an obnoxious family was playing in the bridge and wouldn't get out so that we could. But next to the bridge was this stone one, so I got these cute pics of my beautiful grand daughters.
By this stone bridge, was a road winding up to this old castle. It was built in memory of someone, I didn't see the plaque explaining. It was quite cool though, and we climbed up the steps inside. Tara and Kiley are looking out the top.


Ken and Tara at the very top. The stairs to the the top were quite rickety so I didn't chance going up that far.


My little family at the bottom.
Ken and the girls by the openings that look over the mountains.

Tomorrow I'll post pictures of the three bridges we visited. In all, it was a perfect day, ending with a dinner of home made escalloped potatoes with pork. Awesome, after last nights baked spaghetti. Lord help me not gain a ton of weight!!