Pleasant Hill, Kentucky where they were holding a Dry Stone Conservancy competition upon our arrival. It was a bit damp, cloudy, and windy for that. So no pictures. Visit the link and use your imagination.
This photo is the quintessential photo from Pleasant Hill. It is one of twin staircases in the administration building.:
There was a little textile related acquisition:
here. Note that the book comes with a small handwoven sample shown in the photo.
And even though alpaca were not living in the U.S. in the time of the Shakers, I did acquire some baby alpaca top from the village store. (Period authenticity is over rated.):
National Corvette Museum for a morning of poking around and lunch in their 1950's era cafe.
Further up the road (heading north again) we visited Mammoth Cave National Park. It was surprisingly busy for this time of year, then I realized that Ken Burn's special just ran on PBS. Being a National Park, federal safety guidelines apply. So going into the cave was a bit like getting on an airplane, only slightly more relaxed (no x-rays, and you can keep your shoes on). For that reason, we dispensed with the cameras since they came in camera bags. Sorry, no pictures because of that. We did hike both underground and on the surface. Beautiful area that I wouldn't mind going back to one day.
From there we headed north again to commence our travels along the Bourbon Trail:
Eight distilleries in four days, with a tour of the Independent Stave Company tossed in to complete the measure. We got our "passport" stamped at each distillery, qualifiing us to get T-shirts. So now I can really say: "Been there, done that, got the Tshirt."! Neither dh or I are bourbon drinkers, but the tours were fun and informative.
And now, I'm home relaxing, just like Mr. Noe in the photo above.
Yeah..right...there are gardens to clean out, windows to wash, not to mention "Laundry Mountain" to be tunneled through.
Oh...and the Big Project of new roof, siding, gutters & downspouts is just about done. Just waiting for the final walk through and writing a big check.