Driving the Bluegrass Parkway is an enjoyable trip, smooth roads and viewing all the trees surrounding the area and no development – peaceful!
Arrived at Elkhorn Campground just outside Frankfort. It is a medium size park with paved roads and gravel sites – didn’t get a full hook up but we have water and electric so we are happy. Nice looking pool and a large creek runs alongside the park.
Afternoon was spent goofing off or catching up on paperwork.
Tuesday I needed to check my house batteries and sure enough they were low on water (didn’t realize before that I had to check them (they didn’t have caps sticking up – the fill areas were below a piece of paper)). Checkup is done and everything okay.
Being in Kentucky you need to follow the Bourbon Trail – got our passbook – 23 distilleries – not sure if I will make them all.
We visited the Wild Turkey Distillery (no Matthew McConaughey – his “Long Branch” brand is one of my favorites). Nice tour for a small fee.
Did meet Jimmy and Eddie (his son) Russell famous distillers and only active father-son team.
Drove across the only “S” shaped bridge.
Then visited the Buffalo Trace Distillery near our campsite and enjoyed the free tour and free samples. This is the oldest continuous operating distiller – during prohibition they created “medical” bourbon.
The evaporation of bourbon as it progresses in the barrels.
Even saw them bottling the good stuff.
Wednesday we headed out to the Josephine Sculpture Park. It was a private sculpture park that a local guy invited other artists to display their work in his fields – lots of unique art.
Even saw an artist creating a piece while we were there. More pieces to see but still hot outside so we didn’t stay too long.
Had lunch on a sidewalk patio in Lawrenceburg – great burger at Bluegrass Sabor.
Did drive by and stop at the Lover’s Leap Winery and had a glass on the patio. I just love sitting on the patio and watching the scenery go by.
Stopped by the new Kentucky State Capital and walked around.
Then visited the Old State Capital and walked around historic downtown
– nice town with lots going on.
Saw the Kentucky River.
Dogs were sure tired as it was still hot.
Thursday we are off to somewhere near Dayton, Ohio.