Monday, June 4, 2012

The Rest of the Story...Vacation

If vacation pictures bore you....leave now!

But some people have actually ASKED me to post these to see where we spent a few days.

 I'll keep it to a few words again.

This is at the Rose Hotel on the front porch.

This hotel was built in 1812 on the banks of the Ohio River overlooking the shores of Kentucky.

It's in Elizabethtown, Illinois in Southern Illinois.

This place was bought by the State and gutted. And completely restored.

It was a great place to stay and the breakfast was wonderful.

The Bed and Breakfast hotel had many vintage pictures of ladies in long dresses walking the grounds.

They had several of the many floods that have threatened the area over the last 100 years.

A gazebo has always been on the point of the front yard of the hotel.

Notice the dock level and the height of the rocks.

Last year the flood level was about 8 inches INSIDE the base of the that high or what???

It got up to the basement of the hotel. We estimated the river had to rise 25 feet to this level.

I imagine the shoreline and islands were completely inundated.

The land across the river had to be GONE. Under water completely.

This was a wonderful statue on the hill.

Then we were off to the Cave in Rock and the Shawnee National Forest.

This shows the entry to the cave area.

This cave was used first by Indians. The hole in the top made it great for having the fire's smoke rise and go out the top.

Then Pirates took it over. They would dress as women to lure supply ships coming down the river to the banks where they would be murdered and their supplies taken.

One of the 1st serial killers in the US used this cave as a hideout.

Thus, I and others as well, have gotten pictures of Orbs here...spirits? Ghosts? You be the judge.

This is a grainy picture. But I use it to show you how the next picture was taken right after and the spots of light showed up that didn't show up here. Even though orbs did.

Now....see the 2 spots of light that showed up in the next shot? One is very tiny. 

Click on this picture to see the aura light surrounding the large orb.

See the Orbs??? You can see the sunlight coming in through the hole in the top of the cave.

This is not a particularly flattering picture of me....but it's the one that shows the most Orbs in one frame.

I added contrast to this picture so you could see the Orbs better.

And lastly, here is just one of the many, many barges that went past our hotel and entertained Bill and I for a few great hours.

It was a gorgeous day.

We couldn't have had a better day to sit and relax.

Be Well!

Linda and Bill


Kathyk said...

Fab pictures - the very idea of that gazebo being under water - YIKES!!!!

Happy Monday


Helen said...

Fabulous photos, thanks for sharing them with us!

SusanK said...

I feel like I was there...thank you for sharing the pics and knowledge of the sites!

Nancy said...

What a great place to get away!! And the orbs ... did you feel anything while you were there?

Linda Cain said...

Nope, I've never felt anything there. It's a cool environment, temperature wise, anyway. Never scary though.

Mo said...

I'm definetly delighted that you posted the rest of your pictures. How fun are the orbs. I've written the hotel name down in my 'places to go' file. I think you should get a discount next time you stay there. lol.
Thanks Linda

Netty said...

Thank you for sharing your fab vacation pictures, x

Karen Conner said...

The orbs are truly spooky!! Those pics are fabulous. What an interesting place to visit. Glad you had a good time. Thanks for sharing them. I'll probably never go & it's so interesting to see other places.

Do you scrap your vacation photos?

Debby said...

Cool photos! I like the history of the cave and the orbs were cool. Thanks for sharing these!

2amscrapper said...

love your pics!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great photos and must have been a wonderful vacation. I've always been interested in orbs, pretty spooky stuff.
I can't even imagine the water that high. WOW.

Farm chicks was awesome. spent two days and still didn't see it all.
Thanks for entering my giveaway Linda.
Hugs Lynn