Back in May, during Memorial Day Weekend, Mary and I trucked up to Kentucky to visit Sr. Terry at the St. Catharine’s college and beef farm. Mary is an excellent road trip partner for various reasons, chief among them being:
- Fabulous musical taste
- Keen sense of adventure
She also appreciates bread.
I first met Sr. Terry back in Kansas at Heartland Farm and was rather excited about seeing her new stomping ground. Plus visiting Sr. Terry is always a swell time. Mary and I ended up having lots of adventures in Kentucky, like visiting the cattle at night, hanging out in an old truck, touring the nearby area with Sr. Terry as our guide, watching one million lightning bugs light up the fields, turning compost, nearly crashing the car in a ditch, befriending a turtle, and meeting a trillion Dominican Sisters of Peace living at the Mother House.
Also, Mary and I heard a weird noise while wandering the fields one night. Mary was brave and stood her ground.
All in all, a spectacular weekend.
Wandering the grounds.
St. Catharine’s at night. Before the weird-noise-in-the-night incident.
It was a bit of a bummer to leave, but we decided to make the best of it by stopping at Mammoth Caves for a wee bit of hiking and cave exploration. It was raining, but we luckily had some ponchos courtesy of Sr. Terry.
Preparing to hike: An attractive moment.