the Bourbon Trail…

We took The Coach for a longer ride, leaving Wednesday afternoon and traveling to Kentucky Horse Park Campground in Lexington.  It was perfect weather, all sunshine and blue, with temperatures that flew right up the thermometer to the 80’s by the time we left on Saturday.  Camping at Kentucky Horse Park campground, we had a central location for our planned activities:  the bourbon trail, the Horse Park, and Keeneland Thoroughbred Racecourse.

Driving the Bourbon Trail, we made it to 7 of the required 9 Bourbon Distilleries.  We had taken the Trail several years back, 7?, and it was a smaller deal then. It has gotten so popular that both Jim Beam and Wild Turkey have built fancy new Visitors Centers.

The trail took us down back roads lined with stone walls and fences framing the acres of green bluegrass,  dotted with horses.  Driving back to Woodford Reserve is especially nice, taking us by brand-name horse farms.  Redbuds and dogwoods are blooming brightly among the leafing trees…check out the pictures…

  Wild Turkey made the mistake kind gesture  of leaving us alone in the tasting room…now it is

My New Favorite Bourbon…particularly Kentucky Spirit…

Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey


I want to share more pictures of the trip with you,  but it is Really! Really! Spring Now!  I’m getting out to divide some daisies, plant some herbs, amend the soil; in short, I’m going out to the garden!!!

I’ll get by here to post the Horse Park, and Keeneland pictures tomorrow, I promise.

Go outside!