69&70/365 {Fine Art Photography, Grand Rivers, KY and Metropolis, IL}


March 9 we drove down to Grand Rivers, Kentucky for my marathon and stayed at the VERY exclusive 'Relax Inn'.  We're fancy like that......and I didn't get us a room until the day before.  I'm a procrastinator, what can I say.  It was clean, so I was happy with it.  After taking a look at the cute little town of Grand Rivers, I really wish I wouldn't have procrastinated so much and gotten a cottage there.  Next time maybe.  Tharin thought the Relax Inn was the BEST PLACE EVER!!!!  He poked around and investigated the room thoroughly, then apparently put a bunch of crap into the drawers, which we found out later.  Who actually uses the drawers in rooms?  Anyone?  I'm not sure I ever have.  We only found out he tucked things away when I couldn't find my shoes and we searched ALL over.  It never occurred to me to check the drawers.  We could've been staying at a five star hotel as far as Tharin was concerned. Oh, and he very much enjoyed peeping into all the rooms windows.  Luckily no one else had checked in yet.

Before bed, he had to blow off some steam, so he ran around the parking lot for almost an hour and enjoyed every minute of  it!  I ran around with him for a few minutes, and I have to admit, it was pretty fun!

March 10, after the marathon, we drove home and made a pit stop in Metropolis, Illinois to check out the giant Superman.  On the way to see 'said giant Superman', we passed a Big John's.  Anyone remember Big John's in Effingham?  Well, once we got to the giant Superman, it was a little bit of a letdown because after passing the Big John, you kind of expect Superman to be waaaay bigger.  It's not, it's about a third of the size.  I had to throw in a photo of a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket sign too.  I haven't seen one of those in forever!



Tytia Habing

I am a self taught, natural light photographer, with sixteen years of shooting experience under my belt. Back in the day, I learned to shoot with film, developed it and printed my own photos in my darkroom. I've since moved to digital, but film holds a very dear spot in my heart that I just can't seem to shake. I was supposed to be a horticulturalist and landscape architect...at least that's what my degree's tell me. I followed that path for some time, along with a few other paths, but photography won my heart. Plants and beautiful mother nature is, and will always be, a great inspiration to me. If at all possible, I prefer to shoot outdoors and somehow incorporate nature into the scene. I'm originally from the Watson, Illinois area, but the majority of my adult life I spent living in the Cayman Islands and only moved home to Illinois with my husband and son a few short years ago. I grew up on a small working farm, with acres and acres of natural areas at my disposal. It gave me a great appreciation for the world around me. I roamed wherever I pleased, built forts in the woods, picked wildflowers in the pasture and caught craw-daddies in the crick. My son is taking over the jobs of fort building and craw-daddy hunting, but I'll never give up the picking of wildflowers.