Not only are the meals huge, check out the size of those drink cups. lol
Next it was off to my hometown, Hickman, Kentucky. After a quick visit at my dads, it was time to show Chelcy the big city. lol Since that would only take about 10 minutes, I thought showing her a few landmarks might take some time. First stop, one of the highest areas in Hickman and where you can see the beautiful court house that Hickman has. The court house still has a working clock, thanks to Steve Callison. But the renovation of it in the past few years really makes it look elegant and historic.
Hickman also has a ferry boat that runs from the end of the harbor area, into open river and over to Dorena, Missouri. Something I rode on many times as a kid when my uncle drove the boat. I have also crossed this ferry coming from my home now. But, as you can see in the below photos, the ferry landing is also flooded making the ferry boat shut down. In the left photo, you can see Bunge Corporation in the distance. In the right photo, those are kids swimming in the flood waters. You can click on the photo to enlarge them and you will also be able to see the signs on the road to mark how high the flood water is.
Oh, and I just can't go to Hickman without stopping for a quick view of the high school. The look has changed some but it still mostly is the same. Fulton County High School brings back fond memories for me and driving by the school and stopping, lets those memories come alive in my mind. Of course, there are some I had rather forget also. lolAnd below, you can see the High School sign that tells everyone what is going on. They were getting ready to finish the 2008/09 school year with all of their activities while as you can tell. This was not there when we were in school. Our parents had to depend on their responsible kids to bring home the notices for activities. Some did, some didn't. lol
There is nothing like leaving town, only to see a tractor crossing sign. I have to admit, this wasn't there when I was growing up. Micah and Chelcy were so fascinated by it, they had me turn around and go back to get a picture. lol I mean, forget the deer crossing signs, if you hit a tractor you are in much worse shape so at least they post it. lol (I think farmers wear ball caps though. lol)
And somewhere in that crowd is my nephew Dusty Hickerson and my niece Kady Elliott.
Here is a photo of my mom with her grand kids after graduation.
I guess I should mention that the last photo is of my sister's best friend Lisa who also came to the graduation party. I think in this photo she was celebrating her single life as just a few weeks later - that single life was gone. So as you can see, it was a great weekend of visiting with family and friends. The next day, May 10th, it was back on the road, back to SEMO where we dropped off Chelcy and then back to Wentzville, MO. It was a delight to see everyone and have some great food to go with it. This will be my first of at least three trips to KY/TN this year and I look forward to each one of them with different agendas for each trip.