Andrea challenged me this morning to do the Lexington version of her "Take-Off Tuesdays"---she even made a list of field trips! I'll probably skip the "dead peoples' houses" tours for this summer because when I suddenly yell "DON'T TOUCH THAT!!," my 3 year old hears "IT'S TOTALLY FINE/SAFE TO GRAB THAT AND RUN WITH IT" (you would be soooo grossed out to know what he picked up off the floor in the ladies' room this past weekend) . I'd hate to have to pay for some one-of-a-kind antique.
Since Andrea's the one who challenged me, I'm stealing her graphic.
As I mentioned in my comment, the Valley View Ferry is literally less than 15 minutes from my house, so I threw the kids in the car. Al begged not to go since he's in too much pain (I am now calling him "Crispy Bacon" due to the scorching he got at the pool. Who knew sunscreen doesn't work if you leave it at home?)
It holds up to 3 vehicles and can tuck in a few motorcycles too.
In the background are the posts from an old railroad bridge...those are trees that have grown on top of them!
The post behind the kids shows the water levels reached during various floods over the last hundred years. There's at least a 15 foot drop off at the end of that sidewalk to the current water level.
So Andrea....I challenge you all to come up here and we'll all go to a horse farm or two, and to the Ale-8 factory. I personally think it tastes like pond water, but most everyone else likes it. It's kind of like Mountain Dew, but bad.
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