A few years ago, I had a blog called, Love, Life, Tears, & Laughter (Then, Now & Hereafter) where I shared moments of my life in America, holidays, vacations, general things going on in life, and of course a lot about my cats. I deleted it a couple of years ago… regretfully. Anyway, I was thinking about doing something new on this site when it dawned on me that folks really liked that blog so why not share some of the stuff I used to have on that blog, here. So here’s my first post in a whole new category for this blog… I hope you enjoy it, folks: 🙂
Barren River is one of the first places I visited when I immigrated to the US. I lived in Bowling Green, Kentucky in Warren County and Barren River which is 135 miles long, flows into Bowling Green from Monroe County, (Named after the US’s fifth president, James Monroe.) also in Kentucky.
I was a little dubious when I first visited Barren River due to strange wildlife there. Rattlesnakes and spiders in particular, BIG spiders. My eyes were all over the place as I walked through the green. I had already seen wasps that were so much bigger than I was used to. (Ours are like gnats in comparison.) They scared the hell out of me. Insect life was something I had to adjust to.
My uneasiness didn’t last long. Once I saw the beauty of the river, all was forgotten. Even on my way back, I was still thinking of the river with its beautiful surroundings and totally oblivious to the wildlife around me. 🙂
About four to five years after I moved to Bowling Green, Mike, my brother-in-law and I took Wesley, my son (he would have bordered on two years at the time) to the river so he could appreciate the beauty of its surroundings.
They were happy days folks and I wouldn’t exchange them for the world.