Friday, August 17, 2012

Morgan's on the Miami River and The Golden Lamb

Day 1

Barb and I took a two day trip bus trip and first on the agenda was a three mile raft trip down the Miami River with Morgan's Outdoor Adventures.  I am a big fan of the movie River Wild staring Meryl Streep, so I was jazzed up and ready for this wild river ride . . . however, it was not really like the movie and we decided to call it "lazy river" instead of river wild.  Maybe not too exciting, but it was very relaxing on the river; we enjoyed spending time with Mother Nature.
We need nourishment before we take on the river.

The Welcome Center

Our fearless "River Wild" crew

How do you like my rowing technique?

Barb was so relaxed!

Brendon was our fearless captain and admitted that this was his first time down the river as a guide.  He did a fabulous job rowing, steering and sometimes pushing the raft.  What a nice young man!

Heading for the rapids.  Woo Hoooooo!

Barb left her sweatshirt in the bottom of the raft and then had to wring it out.  

 The Golden Lamb - Lebanon, Ohio

After our fun day of rafting, we got cleaned up and headed out to dinner at the Golden Lamb Inn that was built in the 1800s and hosted 12 US presidents.  Being an English teacher, I was thrilled to learn that the authors Harriet Beecher Stowe, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and Charles Dickens were also guests at the inn.   Learn more about this fabulous restaurant by visiting

The food was excellent and I would highly recommend it if you are in the neighborhood.  
Look what I found on the wall of the inn - a quilt!

Harriet Beecher Stowe Room 

Day 2 of our journey

Our trip did not have a happy second day.  the bus broke down and we missed out on the part where we were going to visit Fabric Shack in Waynesville.  We waited four hours for another bus, but at least we were still at the hotel and not in the middle of the road somewhere.  Maybe it was a blessing in disguise.  Barb made the best of her time by working on her cathedral windows quilt and ended up being the teacher and demonstrating the "technique" behind those pretty little windows.  
Barb captivated her audience
We will return another day to Fabric Shack.  Wait for it!


  1. You are too cute, Gladys! It was so good to see you this morning. I love your positivity and smile despite the crazy 2 day bus trip. :)

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog! It was wonderful to see you yesterday too. Hope the English Academy will be included in all our future meetings.

  2. Wow! You two know how to dillydally! Thanks for sharing your adventure with all of us! It looks like you had fun on the river and made the best of the curve life threw at you!