Penny and Bob's Great Adventure 2011 travel blog

Abraham Lincoln's cabin is in the building at the top of the...

Beautiful view from the top

Building around the cabin was dedicated on 11/9/11

Penny and Bob in front of the original log cabin

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11/17/11

Since today’s trip is only about 2 ½ hours, we just took it easy before getting ready to leave. Didn’t hit the road until 11:50 a.m. The lady’s cat hadn’t returned by the time we left but they’re going to be here all winter so I’m hoping it will return soon.

Another easy drive in nice weather. Wow, Lexington is surely horse country. Miles and miles of 4-board fencing and many, many beautiful horse farms. I think I’d like to stop here on the way north next year and visit the Kentucky Horse Park and the Keeneland Sales Barn.

Many, many years ago, Betsy and I, along with 3 or 4 of the girls from the farm, drove down here to watch the World’s 3-Day Eventing Championships. That was an adventure. The Horse Park has grown tremendously since then. We also saw a neat huge castle on a hill right outside of Lexington. A sign said it could be rented for weddings, banquets, etc. That would be fun.

Into our campsite at the Glendale Campground around 2:30. Oh, brrrrr. It is COLD here!! Temps are supposed to be in the mid 20’s tonight. Heck, I always thought Kentucky was in the south! Thank goodness for electric blankets!

TOTAL TIME DRIVEN TODAY: 2 ½ hours TOTAL MILES: 138

11/18/11

This is another nice little campground. There's a pool (covered for the winter, obviously), a playground for kids, and a nice lake where one can fish for free. It's supposed to be chilly (cold?) and rainy the whole time we're here so I doubt we'll do any fishing.

Today was beautiful though so off we went to Abraham Lincoln's birthplace. This is on the farmland originally purchased for $200 by Abe's father. In 1909, the cornerstone was laid for the construction of a marble/granite building in which to house a replica of the original cabin where Abraham was born. There are 56 steps leading up to the memorial building representing the age at which Lincoln died.



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