Tuscumbia feat. Ivy Green

Keilee and I were talking about the fact that this is her last summer before she graduates.  We have talked a lot lately about ‘lasts’.

We have amazing people in our lives.  That is how we get a pass to our local aquatic center each year.  As much as we adore the pool we have decided to do some short meanderings to places near us.  We can never do anything on the weekends because Keilee has parties every single weekend.  Which is the entire point of her princess business but it means our usual Saturdays are spent with her in costume and me taking pictures.

We decided to go to Tuscumbia today.  It is about 45 minutes from us. It is home to Ivy Green which is Helen Keller’s home.  We have been before but it’s been about 9 years!!!

9 and 17 years old! At the famous pump where Helen learned her first word.

Ivy Green is a beautiful place and full of history.

Ivy Green

The dining room where they tried to teach Helen to eat ‘with manners”.

The ‘trunk’ room

Anne and Helen’s room

Museum with a statue of Helen.

The back of the house.

Beautiful flowers in the gardens

The little house where Anne and Helen stayed.  Keilee loves the story of how they rode Helen around for 5 hours in the carriage so she would think they were far away when they were just next door.

The infamous key Helen stole when she locked Anne in her room.

A little train station down the street from Ivy Green

Picnic in Spring Park.

Beautiful waterfall at Spring Park



Coon Dog Cemetery

This cemetery was first created in 1937. Only Coon Hounds are allowed to be buried here.

So beautiful and sad.

It was a lovely day full of happy, laughs, conversations and audiobooks.

We are planning on doing this kind of thing more often.

Homeschooling rocks!

Life is either a great adventure or nothing. Helen Keller
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller



4 thoughts on “Tuscumbia feat. Ivy Green”

  1. How exciting to go to Helen Keller’s home. She is one of my heroes. I know it will be a sweet year building memories, but also one with tears through all of the endings.
    Blessings, Dawn

  2. Really interesting, I did not know much about the actual location of the house and that one could visit.

    Also, did you notice how TALL your girl got in those intervening years between photos?

    Add me to the list of people who are happy to see a post from you.

  3. What a fun field trip. I didn’t know that HK’s house was a museum. Thanks for sharing with us your day.

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