I really hate how fast time flies. It seems like only a few days ago I was exploring South-Central Kentucky with my new friends.
Hard to believe it was already almost two weeks ago. If you haven't read my post from Day 1, you should scroll down in the blog and read that post first. Or, just read this one. It's up to you.
So the second day I was there, we woke up, and got in the car with Blake Roberts (not Justin's brother, although I did think they were brothers for a while) and Shelly Arms (Blake's girlfriend).
Our attempt to grab coffee at a little cafe failed. The cafe didn't open until 9am, so we grabbed some bottled "coffee" from a gas station, and got on our way.
The destination: Rock House Bottom, in Creelsboro, Kentucky.
Upon our arrival, we discovered that the river was extremely high due to rain and all the snow that had melted. Since our original path was flooded, we walked up-stream and found a fallen tree to cross. Crossing the water was not as easy as you would think. I, for one, was pretty anxious and really didn't want to fall into the water with my backpack and camera. I also didn't want to think about how much money we were carrying over the water in the form of cameras and gear, it was a lot of money.
Good news though. No one fell. We are all still alive and are cameras are dry.
We then trekked up the hill and took in the first view.
We took some photos and continued hiking along the ridge.
After our hike, we made our way down to the creek to clean up. You can't tell, but we got really muddy. Like really. So we cleaned up and headed back into town.
On our way into town, we saw an old warehouse. All of us wanted to stop and see what was there. We checked for "no trespassing" signs. There were none, so we started looking around.
I primarily took portraits, but also took a few other shots. I think we all took more photos while exploring the warehouse, then we did on our hike.
The color, tones, and textures that we found around this building were incredible.
We aren't really sure what this warehouse was used for back in the day, but we think it was a super secret government property. This was an old computer that we found. Whatever was left on this computer was somehow burned into the screen.
We headed back from Creelsboro and drove out to Justin's house to watch the sunset and edit some photos. I left my camera in the car. Sometimes I like to challenge myself to take a few iPhone photos.
The weekend ended with good conversations. I made the drive back to Louisville and processed the trip. I love meeting new people. I love community. I love friendships. So thankful for my "Instagram" friends, who are now just friends.
Until next time.
Keep your eyes open for a video that Justin put together coming soon.
Until then, go follow Blake, Shelly, and Justin on Instagram:
@blakeroberts, @shelly.arms, and @justinkyleroberts
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