Kentucky Road Trip

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We’ve been talking about taking this road trip for about a year now, and we finally did it! One of my best pals moved back to her home state of Kentucky, and Mom and I have been wanting to visit her in Louisville ever since. This past weekend, we hit the open road for a fun gals weekend- Kentucky style! Here are just a few photos and blurbs from our weekend adventure…

The Open Road

Lots of fields, barns, bridges, windmills, and religious billboards along the way.

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‘Round Louisville

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Kind of fell in love with this old sign not far from Anna’s house.

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Had a delicious dinner at Mellow Mushroom our first night in town.

Jim Beam

We had a great time walking around the grounds at Jim Beam. It’s atop a hill and surrounded by mountains, so it’s a pretty gorgeous spot to spend a bit of time. We took in the sites, enjoyed a free tasting (everyone gets to pick two bourbons to sample), and ate some BBQ.

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Churchill Downs

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Why, of course there are fancy, expensive hats and fascinators for sale at the track!

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We arrived at the track just in time for the last race of the day (almost as if we had planned it that way). A very kind lady advised us of the best way to bet if you’re a beginner, so we placed our $2 bets, each on three different (long shot) horses, and one of my pics crossed the finish line in 2nd place! I’d never been so thrilled to win $6.20 in my entire life.

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Notice I un-intentionally wore my horse romper, which undoubtedly assisted with my win.

So there you have it. We fit lots of fun activities into a short weekend, and managed to stay up past 2am both nights there, just chatting and laughing into the wee hours. Look out, Louisville, I’m sure we’ll be back!

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