Q's Journey 2008 travel blog

Our campsite at "My Old Kentucky Home State Park" south of Louisville.

This is the year of the 17 year Cicades (a type of...

See the little holes in the ground where the Cicades come up?...

Sipping his bourbon while Mr Jim Beam looks down on us from...

Danny carefully holding his bottle of Elijah Craig Single Barrel Bourbon,autographed by...

Danny always enjoys a day of golf! He played w/ Marcie's brother...

Marcie's brother, Gene, and his daughter, Susan, and her husband, Mark.

The buildings in this Old Bardstown Village are all from within several...

This local tavern was operated in the 1790's by a Revolutionary War...

This Georgian-style mansion was the inspiration for Stephen Foster's famous ballad, My...

This is the amphitheater where we saw "Stephen Foster - The Musical"

This musical was about America's 1st great composer who wrote classics: Old...


It's amazing how you run into family thousands of miles away from home! Marcie's brother, Gene, and his wife, Linda, are traveling in their Monaco RV and picked up their daughter, Susan, in Chicago. She flew in from Hawaii to keep track of her husband, Mark, who is riding his mountain bike across the US. It just so happened his trail took him through Kentucky south of Louisville. We ended up at the same campground for 2 days at "My Old Kentucky Home State Park" in Bardstown. It was great to see them, especially Susan and Mark, since we hadn't seen them in over 10 years.

While in the Bardstown area, we toured a Civil War Museum and Old Bardstown Village, a reproduction of a 1790 frontier community, representing the first westwood movement of the nation.

Kentucky produces 99% of the world's Bourbon and has for 200 years. It is a completely natural product of three ingredients: water, grains and yeast. We only visited three of the seven distilleries in this Blue Grass Region of Kentucky.

Saturday we went to the opening night of "Stephen Foster - The Musical" in the amphitheater nestled in My Old Kentucky Home State Park, where music filled the night air going back in time to the 1850's. It was a wonderful production of beautiful voices and surpurb acting.

We have been fortunate that the most servere storms have been north of us. I will be sending one more update of Kentucky tomorrow. We are in Indiana now and our internet signal is weak, but with patience, I'll get it done.



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