Monday, August 31, 2015

The Moons Visit the Moonbow.

Friday night we drove down to Lake Cumberland to try and see the famous moonbow.  If you've never heard of a moonbow, (like me) it's a pretty awesome and rare thing to see.  Basically, a moonbow is a rainbow created by light reflecting off the full moon instead of the sun like a rainbow.  It looks like a big white rainbow.  They say you can only see moonbows in a couple places in the world.  And this was just two hours from our house.  Pretty cool. 

We went down with the Rose family and spent time at their campsite roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, lighting twigs on fire, and catching frogs.  Good times! 


Then once it was dark out we went over to the waterfall.  We (and a couple hundred of our closest friends!) stood on the edge to watch to moonbow come out.  It was really beautiful, but clearly not something I could photograph well with my cell phone.  It looks white in person, but if you know what you're doing with your fancy camera and shutter speed, you can also see the colors in the moonbow.  I found this picture online. 

As we were walking back to our car we had a friendly encounter with a little snake crossing our path (looked like a copperhead).  And then a few minutes later Ronna, Ben and I SWORE we heard a rattle snake by our feet.  I'm not going to lie, apparently I'm not a good mom because I dropped Isabella's hand and took off.  I didn't even drag her with me!  Seriously.  Who does that? 

We headed home and got back around 1am.  We wish we could have camped out, but we had to be at Cave Run Lake early Saturday morning to watch Sophia race.  It was a long day, but sometimes those are the best!