Thursday, July 02, 2009

TAILS from New Haven

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is Thursday morning and we are at our doghouse in Shepherdsville. We love summer! There's nothing better than wearing flip-flops, running through the sprinkler, and eating ice cream! We also love our Summer Library Tour. It's always exciting to see our friends each summer.

Our past three library visits found us in Nelson County, KY. Lots of terrific things have come from Nelson County, KY - such as My Old Kentucky Home, The Railway Museum, and best of all - our DAD! That's right - Dad was born and raised in Nelsonville, KY, which is a little community between Boston and New Haven. Dad's parents and siblings and nieces and nephews still live in that area. Dad was the quarterback on the football team at My Old Kentucky Home High School. I don't know if it's true or not, but Dad says if you drive by the old football field, he can still hear them chanting his name! We didn't have time to drive by and listen for his name though. We were having a grand time at the library.

One of the neat things from visiting the New Haven Library was ice cream! There is a place called The Cream Station and it is right down the street from the library. You know how I give paw print stamps out at our visits? Well, Mr. Bob at The Cream Station told everyone who went to Summer Reading to come in The Cream Station, show him the paw print and get a FREE ice cream cone! Yes - you heard it right - FREE! That was the tastiest ice cream ever! Dewishush! I wondered since I had four original paw prints if I could get four ice cream cones! Mom said, "Dogwood, don't even think about it!" Oh well, never hurts to dream!

A great big thanks to Ms. Linda at the New Haven Branch and Mr. Bob at The Cream Station! And, a great big thanks to Ms. Stephanie at the Main Branch of the Nelson County Library in Bardstown. Every single visit was perfect! TerRUFFic to be exact!

Flip flops, sprinklers, and ice cream aren't the only great parts of our summer. Cousin Macey has been a great part of our Summer Library Tour! Cousin Macey has gone to the library visits with us. She helps carry the bags, sort the tee shirts and stack the books. She also likes to play ball with us and read us stories when we are in The Woody Bus. It's going to be hard to do the school visits without her. I asked Mom if Cousin Macey could continue to travel with us during the school year. Mom said that second grade was very important and Macey couldn't afford to miss it. I'm sure Mom is right!

I better get going. We are getting ready to start packing for an overnight trip! We will be traveling to Georgetown, KY to see our friends at the Scott County Public Library. Gotta get my bag together!

Have a great day! Enjoy the sprinklers and the ice cream! Oh, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!