date nights, marriage, vacation

Hoosier+Hillbilly=Happy

hoosier+hillbilly
hoosier+hillbilly

August 4, 2006–it’s already been 2 years since I walked down the aisle and became the newest Mrs. Moody. 🙂 We decided to celebrate by heading to an artsy hotel in downtown Louisville, KY for the weekend. Stephen had made reservations at Morton’s Steakhouse, so we walked from our hotel room to the restaurant near the riverfront. And what a restaurant it was! The maitre d’ wore a tuxedo, the chef had prepared a special dish for the evening, and we were waited on hand and foot. How thrilling! Our waitress came to our table with a cart displaying their visual menu–a signature of Morton’s. She showed us their cuts of meat, their hand-picked Idaho potatoes, the asparagus, the tomatoes, etc. And, of course, I had the best-looking date ever, so the evening was perfect.

morton's
morton's

The next day we walked along the riverfront and saw an old-time, paddlewheel riverboat.

Belle of Louisville (the ship, not Stephen)
Belle of Louisville (the ship, not Stephen)

We ate lunch at a crab shack. Talk about a dining experience! Then we rented a tandem bike and cycled along the Ohio River. We ended the day with supper at The Old Spaghetti Factory.

The Old Spaghetti Factory
The Old Spaghetti Factory

Our actual anniversary was on Monday. Stephen was wanting to tour a military museum, so we visited the Patton Armory near Fort Knox. That’s just about as romantic as it gets right there! 🙂 I was impressed with all that Stephen knew about the umpteen tanks we saw, but my eyes kind of glazed over after a while.

tanks, tanks, tanks
tanks, tanks, tanks

I had to do something to entertain myself.

doughboy?
doughboy?

On our way back towards home, we stopped off to visit Squire Boone Caverns. It’s a small cave with a lot of speleothems that was discovered by Daniel Boone’s brother, Squire. Squire is actually buried inside the cave since he loved it so much. The casket sits alongside the trail. I can think of a lot of other places I would rather be buried than inside a cave.

underground
underground

We packed in as much as we could in our short honeymoon weekend. Over and over again I realize what a beautiful gift God has given to us when He created marriage. I am awed by the fact that God would allow humans, saved or lost, to picture the relationship between Christ and His church. I pray that Stephen and I would be worthy of that calling.

beautiful gift of marriage
beautiful gift of marriage

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