Day 6

Trip Start Jul 26, 2006
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Trip End Aug 2006


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Tuesday, August 1, 2006

We were up and on the road by 11:30am. Since checkout was at noon and we didn't have far to go to get to Danville Kentucky we were taking our time. No reason to rush, the sales don't start till Thursday.

We left I64 at exit 48 and headed south on Hwy 151 to interchange with Hwy 127. Up and down Hwy 127 is the Longest Yard Sale Route. Once we were on Hwy 127 we started seeing vendors setting up their sales out in the fields along the highway and folks with tables of goodies out on their front lawns, so naturally we had to stop. We didn't find anything we had to have these early sellers, but it was fun to look at a sampling of what we would be seeing later in the week. We found a lot of outlandish prices in the fields. Hopefully this isn't a sampling of things to come. The heat out in those fields was horrible - we've been in air conditioned buildings and the car all the way and haven't been outside for any extended periods of time until today when we were out walking in the fields. The heat has the main topic of conversation everywhere you go. After being outside for an hour or so we were definitely feeling what everyone has been talking about. A cold shower would've been welcomed by the time we dripped back to the car.

Later in the afternoon after cooling off and relaxing in our motel room we went out for a drive to check out the local area. I didn't take the map since the town was small and I just didn't think about it. We headed back into downtown, this time taking a street off to the left out of town that looked like it went up in the residential area. We were thinking we would just drive around looking at the neighborhoods. Instead we ended up leaving town, we followed the road for awhile enjoying the scenery and pretty soon came across the Perryville Battlefield Park. The park entrance was open till dusk, naturally the sun was setting, but the gates were still opened so we pulled in to look around. The gift shop and little museum had closed at 5pm, so we were out of luck for that part. It was a very pretty park with the rolling hills. You could just imagine seeing the armies facing off with their ball and musket riffles across the hills, just the way it's been shown on TV. On the way back to town we passed the antique store on the welcome page of this blog. Just couldn't resist a chance for a picture, the store must not get very many shoppers if they put a sign on the door telling you to honk at the house.

After getting back to town we drove around Danville looking for a "hometown" restaurant. Downtown rolls the sidewalks up early, we didn't find anyone downtown, everything was closed. I read somewhere that Danville was a retirement community - I guess that explains the lack of night life. On the outskirts of the Danville city center where the shopping malls are was a bit more normal with people still awake and moving around and businesses still open. We should've checked out a phone book for restaurants before we headed out. In the dark it was hard to find a 'sit-down' restaurant, they must've all been down side streets. We ended up settling on fast food.
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