Thunderstorms, water, and green grass everywhere

Trip Start Apr 06, 2014
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Trip End Apr 20, 2014


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Monday, April 7, 2014

The campground was really quiet this morning. Campers must sleep late. I got up at 7:15 and was the first one in the shower. Plenty of hot water which was wonderful. It was 42 degrees and the sky was really dark with predictions of 2-4 inches of rain today. Started raining as I left the campground and continued raining through construction zones and the spaghetti freeway system through and around Louisville. RT handled the thunderstorms, wet pavement and wind quite well.

Saw my first dogwood in bloom on the country road heading toward Buffalo Trace Distillery, just north of Frankfort. Freddie gave us a remarkable tour with stories from its 200-year history - including operations during prohibition and the after-prohibition shipping of so much bourbon to New Orleans that it had to be stored in barrels on "Bourbon Street". We toured the grounds, aging warehouse, hand-bottling line, and ended with sampling their vodka, Kentucky bourbon, Bourbon Cream, and bourbon balls candy.

Downtown Frankfort and the state capital area are separated by the Kentucky River and were quite picturesque. I definitely want to revisit and walk around on a rain free day. I did stop at Rebecca Ruth's Candy Factory for a tour and a taste of their famous chocolate bourbon balls and "pulled cream" candy.

Made it to the Kentucky Horse Park Campground outside of Lexington by 6:00. What a totally different experience from Sunday night -- spacious sites, green grass and trees, only a few other campers so very private. Rain and wind most of the night so stayed dry and comfortable inside. Didn't watch the basketball game.
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Sally on

Sounds like a great trip already. Getting to see some unusual places.
Take care be safe.

peg on

I'm sure I would not have liked the thunderstorms and spaghetti roads, not to mention I'll bet you saw some hilly country. Hope you grabbed some candy to munch along the way. You ought to be into some warmer weather by now too.

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