Friday, April 30, 2010


My trip to Kentucky has been absolutely marvelous. My biggest challenge is happening right now ...Peggy has a flat keyboard and i am having a seriously hard time typing on it.

Yesterday, my scheduled blog day, we had a fantastic day. We started the morning by visiting several distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. We weren't sampling, we were just getting our Kentucky Bourbon Trail passport stamped ~ at the last place i did practically beg, but they wouldn't give us a sample unless we took the tour ~ which we just did not have time for. We were slowly winding our way up to Midway, KY, to an enchanting restaurant known as the Holly Hill Inn. Peggy has wanted to go there and could not talk her family into it, so she had made reservations for us, and we were very lucky to get in so close to Derby Day. On our way we slowly drove through horse country and oogled at mile after mile of gorgeous horse farms, groomed to a "T" with beautiful horses. I am running out of adjectives at how amazingly beautiful this country is in the spring time. We were a few minutes late to the inn, but they had a quiet corner table waiting for us. The people and the inn (a converted old two story brick Victorian house) were wonderful, the menu was thrilling. It was a set price for a three course meal ~ everything sounded exciting ~ we had a hard time deciding. Of course we both chose something different and then shared bites, it was so much fun!

We then decided to walk the quaint and historic little Main Street shopping mecca, in part to walk off our lunch but also to catch some sun in the open plaza. I am not much of a shopper but i played the game nicely and had a great time! We got back in the car and decided "to get lost in blue grass Thoroughbred horse country" which we did so easily. Within minutes we were driving on narrow country lanes with beautiful farms, and enormous barns, and pastures of mothers and baby horses, and huge mansions. We found a little road that had no traffic and we just crawled along and squealed in delight at every turn in the road. We dreamed of owning such a place and fantasized on how we would run things ~ we were in heaven. We drove for hours and ended up by this enormous river, which turned to be the Kentucky River, and laughed our butts off when we realized we were just miles from where we had started.

Well that is all for now. I have to decorate my hat today, as tomorrow is the Derby. It is supposed to be 75* today and we are praying for decent weather tomorrow. Our fingers are crossed as they wrap around our morning cup of coffee.

See you later,
* annette

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