Throwback Thursday #12 – November 7, 2009

We’re not traveling as much in our fifth wheel anymore so I thought it would be fun to relive some of our most memorable days from previous RV trips.

On this day eleven years ago, November 7, 2008, we were camped at the Kentucky Horse Park, a beautiful state park in Lexington, Kentucky. What a contrast from the week before when we were camped awning to awning in a large parking lot in Jacksonville, Florida to attend the Georgia/Florida college football game.  After traveling through Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, we traded the crowded parking lot for a large campsite in a quiet natural setting. We were in Lexington to attend the Georgia/Kentucky SEC football game at Commonwealth Stadium at the University of Kentucky.

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky

The game wasn’t until Saturday so as always we wanted to explore the area. It was raining when we woke up that day so what would be better than taking a drive along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and touring a distillery. As we drove along the fall colors were gorgeous and we passed some beautiful horse farms.

Bridges over the Kentucky River at the Wild Turkey Distillery

We stopped at the Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg for a tour. It was our first distillery tour and very interesting. There were about 22 warehouses filled with barrels of whiskey ageing in the charred barrels. Each barrel is only used once and after they are used the barrels are shipped to distilleries in Ireland to be used to age Irish whiskey. Little did we know that one day we would be touring the Jameson Distillery and see Wild Turkey barrels there!.

Wild Turkey Distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Ageing barrels at Wild Turkey Distillery, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
On the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
On the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

After we returned to the campground I walked by this old barn in the park as I was taking my afternoon walk.

Barn at Kentucky Horse Park

We attended the football game on Saturday, and on Sunday we enjoyed touring the museums and seeing the horses up close at the Kentucky Horse Park.

11 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday #12 – November 7, 2009

  1. Y’all were up in my neck of the woods! I live in Lexington but am a huge Georgia fan. My red car with Georgia gear kind of sticks out up here, lol. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. Our fall this year was not as pretty as the one that you saw, so I’m glad it was a nice one when you came up. Isn’t the Horse Park wonderful?

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    1. You live is such a beautiful area! We loved the horse park! It was really cold on Sunday when we toured the barns and wandered around the fields looking at the beautiful horses. We loved the big sites at the campground, too. Me met another Georgia couple at the distillery and discovered they were camped right next to us!

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