2012 Eastern United States travel blog

Lexington, KY - Kentucky Horse Park Campground - site 13

Lexington, KY - Kentucky Horse Park Campground - site 13, another view

Lexington, KY - Kentucky Horse Park Campground - site 13, and another

Huntington, WV to Lexington, KY 0 - our route - 144 miles

Huntington, WV to Lexington, KY 1 - Entering Kentucky, our 13th state...

Huntington, WV to Lexington, KY 2 - still in the mountains though

Huntington, WV to Lexington, KY 3

Huntington, WV to Lexington, KY 4

Huntington, WV to Lexington, KY 5 - mountains turning to hills as...

Red River Gorge Trip 0 - our route - 169 miles

Red River Gorge Trip 1 - the weather didn't look so good...

Red River Gorge Trip 2 - but we found the route OK...

Red River Gorge Trip 3 - most of the route was like...

Red River Gorge Trip 4 - one of the many quilt paintings...

Red River Gorge Trip 5 - the landscape is so lush with...

Red River Gorge Trip 6 - you can barely see the arch...

Red River Gorge Trip 7

Red River Gorge Trip 8 - another arch hiding behind the trees

Red River Gorge Trip 9

Red River Gorge Trip 10 - the restored Gladie Cabin built in...

Red River Gorge Trip 11 - a beautiful drive

Red River Gorge Trip 12 - the trail to Whistling Arch

Red River Gorge Trip 13 - Whistling Arch from one side and...

Red River Gorge Trip 14 - the rock formation containing the Whistling...

Red River Gorge Trip 15 - Whistling Arch from the other side...

Red River Gorge Trip 16 - the trail to Angel Windows

Red River Gorge Trip 17 - Angel Windows - you can see...

Red River Gorge Trip 18 - views of the gorge from the...

Red River Gorge Trip 19

Red River Gorge Trip 20

Red River Gorge Trip 21

Red River Gorge Trip 22

Red River Gorge Trip 23

Red River Gorge Trip 24

Red River Gorge Trip 25 - a turkey hen and her chicks...

Red River Gorge Trip 26 - looks like Georgia with all the...

Red River Gorge Trip 27

Red River Gorge Trip 28 - a horse farm on the way...

Red River Gorge Trip 29 - looks like they raise and train...

Kentucky Horse Park 1 - Doris loving on Doc, one of the...

Kentucky Horse Park 2 - Mr. Muscleman, a world famous trotter now...

Kentucky Horse Park 3 - he's a beautiflu horse

Kentucky Horse Park 4 - Funny Cide, the 2003 Kentucky Derby and...

Kentucky Horse Park 5

Kentucky Horse Park 6 - Da Hoss, the only horse to win...

Kentucky Horse Park 7

Kentucky Horse Park 8 - Cigar, who had a late start and...

Kentucky Horse Park 9

Kentucky Horse Park 10

Kentucky Horse Park 11 - the Parade of Breeds - let's get...

Kentucky Horse Park 12 - a Lipizzan

Kentucky Horse Park 13

Kentucky Horse Park 14 - the Fell Pony

Kentucky Horse Park 15

Kentucky Horse Park 16 - a miniature horse

Kentucky Horse Park 17

Kentucky Horse Park 18 - the Oldenburg

Kentucky Horse Park 19

Kentucky Horse Park 20 - the American Paint

Kentucky Horse Park 21

Kentucky Horse Park 22 - the Arabian

Kentucky Horse Park 23


Our trip from Huntington, WV to Lexington, KY was 144 uneventful miles and we even managed to get past the low branches on the first six miles without losing our radio antenna. We are staying at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground which is a state park and is a very nice park with large sites, 50 amps, water, and WiFi. They do have four dump stations on the way out. We have clear shot to the satellite and very good Verizon coverage - life is good!!

Tuesday we spent working around the Mothership and getting the laundry done. That only took eight loads! We did find a very nice laundromat which allowed us to make quick work of it.

Wednesday we took Libby and drove the Red River Gorge Scenic Byway. This was a very pleasant drive along winding, narrow roads through this very lush gorge in central Kentucky. We were able to take three short hikes totaling about two miles that took us to two arch formations and then to Chimney Top Rock to view the complete countryside. It took most of the day and was a very enjoyable way to spend it.

Thursday was spent at Kentucky Horse Park where we took a short, horse-drawn trolley ride, saw four of the champions that have now retired here, and watched the Parade of Breeds where they show you some of the different breeds of horses. I never realized there are so many breeds of horses! The park was much the same as we saw five years ago when we visited but still very enjoyable to see these magnificent animals. They really take good care of them here.

Tomorrow we head to Louisville for four nights where we plan on taking a train ride and seeing the Louisville Slugger factory....and whatever else we find to do.

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