FRIENDCATION

      When I was thinking of a title, I thought of the generic Mini Vacation to Kentucky and then I realized I'm supposed to be cool and hip. Thus, friendcation. To be honest I didn't even know if it was a word but being in the age we are...EVERYTHING IS A WORD. This is especially true for words or names merged together to make one word: staycation, minimoon, branjelina, and so on and so forth. Anyways, I figured friendcation was perfect. 

      So just as a reminder we are young and newly married, one can only assume we pay attention to money a little more then normal. Hey, it's to be expected right. Loan agencies are constantly calling, cell phone bills cost way more then they really needs to, and because of stupid decisions on my part we had to buy a new car which always includes having insurance payments and the ever so handy AAA. The usual bills. To be honest we are very blessed being that we don't have rent or utilities but we have expensive hobbies and careers. This is where friendcations are the most ingenious ideas. #1 you get to split the cost of everything and #2 you get to not only go on vacation with your husband you get to go on vacation with your best friends. 

      Once you decide you actually like your friends enough and believe you will actually get along the entire time...you plan a location. We decided to head to Kentucky because it really isn't that far away and we wanted to do some hiking, kayaking, and we wanted to rent a cabin on a lake. This is where Mammoth Cave popped up while we were aimlessly googling options. Thank you technology. From our random searches near Mammoth Cave we somehow found two adorable cabins. The first one didn't work out but the second was a go. We were so excited!!!

This cabin was fantastic! It had a 2 person swing, a 4 person porch swing, a tire swing, and a hammock! Dreams do come true. 

This cabin was fantastic! It had a 2 person swing, a 4 person porch swing, a tire swing, and a hammock! Dreams do come true. 

     This vacation was so much fun! Mammoth Caves is a cool and educational day adventure. We went on the historical tour and found ourselves 360 ft underground. 

Mammoth Cave National Park was a blast! We really enjoyed our tour guide and the experience as a whole. 

Mammoth Cave National Park was a blast! We really enjoyed our tour guide and the experience as a whole. 

Once we had finished our 2.5 mile hike underground we decided to head to a river .40 miles from the caves (downhill) we thought we were going to die on the way back up that stupid hill. 

Once we had finished our 2.5 mile hike underground we decided to head to a river .40 miles from the caves (downhill) we thought we were going to die on the way back up that stupid hill. 

      During our trip we got to watch some amazing sunsets over Lake Nolin. Not only did we get sunset shots we got some early morning fishing shots and some cool swing shots. It was an all around beautiful location. The entire time however we shot in JPG (for those who know what it is understand my dilemma) I love to manipulate my photos and shooting in RAW does just that, so I was sad to not be able to edit them in all the ways I could have possibly edited them. But really. the photos didn't need too much editing. It worked out in the end... I just like the option of editing the RAW files to be honest. 

I love how Daniel focused on something closer to him in these photos. It makes me feel like these are solid screensaver photos. 

I love how Daniel focused on something closer to him in these photos. It makes me feel like these are solid screensaver photos. 

Needless to say, I had a blast being Daniel's model this whole vacation... This swing was pretty awesome!

Needless to say, I had a blast being Daniel's model this whole vacation... This swing was pretty awesome!

      Sadly, all good things must come to an end. So after our relaxing four days we had to say goodbye.