One of Our Favorite Vacation Areas
After dropping our daughter off at the University of Virginia for a summer job at the Heritage Theater, my partner and I had only two days to stay in Bowling Green, visiting my sister and favorite 7-year-old niece, Larissa, but we wanted it to be as exciting and adventurous as possible.
We spent the mornings at the Logan County Library learning Mexican traditions, learning conversational Spanish, and participating in a Mexican Fiesta.
From there, we ate lunch at Panera Bread, a new experience for Larissa, and now one of her favorite eating places. We discovered a very interesting store next door called The Steamboat Salvage, with eclectic treasures from all around the world. Sadly, apparently it is going out of business, so this may be a once-in-a-lifetime event!
Afterwards, we stopped at the Greenwood Mall, where Larissa and I mugged the camera in the photo booth, then Larissa had a fun ride on the carousel.
From there, we toured the Shaker Village, learning all about life in the 1800’s and forward. Larissa was fascinated by the gentleman who had a basket of wool which he was spinning into thread.
The second day we were there, we visited the National Corvette museum, with Larissa posing in front of her favorite cars, pretending to drive off in them. She thoroughly enjoyed the Drag racing simulator, and commented she just couldn’t wait to be old enough to drive for real!
Along the way, Larissa wrote in her little notebook, (something she carries with her always!) that her Aunt Lil, Aunt Regina, Mom and she had a great adventure, and she was so thrilled to see us!
We all had a fun, relaxing experience, and Bowling Green has now become one of our favorite vacation areas. We are planning another trip soon, hopefully longer, and we already have a fun-filled itinerary planned.
The Finn-Madlems from Tallahassee, Florida