Fall break: Day 2, Road Trip!

We went out to Tuscumbia, Alabama to see Ivy Green, the home of Helen Keller. Lucy was so excited to see all of the places she had read about; Calvin liked tr fact that we finished with ice cream at The Palace, a Tuscumbia gathering spot since before the Civil War.
Ivy Green
The home took its name from the plentiful ivy that grew along all the trees and buildings.
The pump where Helen Keller had the word "water" signed into her hand by her teacher, Annie Sullivan. This was Lucy's favorite part.
Out by the Cook's quarters and the kitchen. Calvin is turning the whetstone.
The Lions garden houses many of the gifts from countries around the world that were grateful for Helen Keller's work.
The hand carved Maori gate was stunning; it was only the second time the Maori people had made such a gift to a foreigner. The lantern below is from Japan and they'd done some beautiful plantings around it.
All in all, a great trip!

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