Thursday, August 13, 2009

Good Bye, Bardstown...Hello, Shepherdsville!

Before we left Bardstown, we had an opportunity to visit the Bardstown Civil War Museum. This museum is ranked nationally in the top four among 500 Civil War museums. Like I said before, Bardstown runs the gamut from Indian Heritage to historic homes and military heritage. Outside the Civil War Museum is the Old Bardstown Village, a re-creation of a 1790's frontier village representative of the first westward movement of the nation. The cabins are 150 to 200 years old.

Bardstown, KY turned out to be an excellent base for us while we were getting to know central KY. It was very easy driving through rolling hills on excellent roads; however, it is best not to drive the coach until you have to. Taking the back roads can be a little challenging but you just take it easy and enjoy the scenery. Our trip to the next base for us would be about 25 miles northerly to Shepherdsville, KY, to a little campground known affectionately as Grandma's Campground. What a day - 45 minutes to our next home.

We immediately made contact with the local post office to have our mail forwarded and should receive our mail by Friday, if all goes well. We decided to ride around in the area since the country was so beautiful and came upon a beautiful little vineyard, Brooks Hill Vineyard, just in time to receive a tour of their beautiful vineyard. We really enjoyed meeting several ladies who had stopped in to enjoy the tour - and they were from Bardstown. It was like we had just run into our old neighbors. Tomorrow morning, we'll take our first trip into Louisville to have lunch on The Spirit of Jefferson, and cruise down the Ohio River.

Just a side note - it sounds like all we do is go, go, go. Seems like that is what is happening on this trip; however, we really enjoy the times we can sit and enjoy the countryside, breathe fresh air, and maybe do a little "people watching". Our daughters remind us we are not on vacation - this is our lifestyle. The next week or so we should slow the pace a little, but for now, enjoy Kentucky with us.

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