Archive for June 20th, 2010

In this past Almost-wordless Wednesday post, I mentioned that there might be a story behind the beautiful fireworks display and there is.  We decided to take a short getaway to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary by traveling to Lexington, KY.  It was just what we needed…a weekend of eating out, movies, shopping, swimming, sleeping in, baseball, and fireworks.

The trip began late Thursday afternoon when we drove to Lexington and checked in to the wonderful Hampton Inn on I-75.


Friday was a day of shopping, eating, and movie watching…The A-Team to be exact.  It was a great summer action movie; it was non-stop thrills and it didn’t take itself too seriously.  We decided to do a little sight-seeing on Saturday.  It is amazing what can be right next door to you and you don’t even realize it.  We drove down a “Kentucky Scenic-byway” Saturday afternoon and the views were so pretty.  There were several different horse farms along the drive and many barn quilt-squares as well.  For those of you who don’t know what they are, the Kentucky tourism people started this project a few years ago.  They would get farm owners to hang a painted quilt square on their barns and then the tourism board would print maps of these hangings for people to drive and see.  We weren’t looking for these in particular, but I tried to snap a photo of the ones we saw.  I think I may have missed one or two, but I got most of them.


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We watched another movie Saturday afternoon, The Killers with Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl.  It was a really funny romantic comedy, perfect for a date afternoon.  That night we went to see the Lexington Legends minor league baseball team take on Delmarva.  C & I had never been to this stadium before and it was really nice.  This is where the fireworks come in to play.  There was an awesome fireworks show after the game.  If you are looking for some great family entertainment, don’t look any further than the closest minor league stadium.  It is awesome!
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We kept seeing this little park when we would drive from our hotel to where the restaurants were.  Sunday morning, we stopped and investigated.  Turns out it is a horse cemetery!  We were just a little surprised that the gentleman who started this decided to put it in the middle of a developing area.  There is a shopping center on one side, a Lowe’s and Wal-mart on another, and a large subdivision across the street.

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When we came home Sunday, we decided to take the scenic route home instead of a parkway.  Well, we ended up missing one turn and took the VERY scenic route home, but it was still fun and we got to see some pretty country.

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This was a home-made suspension bridge over a creek that ran next to the road. I don’t think I would have crossed that unless it was my ONLY way out and I absolutely had to get out!


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