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.
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.