We woke up to rain this morning, tarried a bit, had some breakfast and were on the road by 9am. Due to the rain and to the fact that I was anxious to get home to Mom and Dad, we chose not to make a drive through of my university town. As we continued on our way down Interstate 64, I noticed that the terrain changed from the hilly mountains of eastern Kentucky to the rolling inclines of central part of the state. We were now in horse country, blue grass country, and home of Kentucky Bourbon. I tried to capture it all on camera, but was hampered a bit. The horse farms with their noted white fences were hidden by trees, but I got a few shots. We talked about stopping at a distillery in the “hollers” of Kentucky to get some photos, but I was anxious to get home. Following are some photos that at least suggest the beauty of this part of the state.
We saw license plates from many states at the rest areas, and plenty of signs denoting areas of interests for tourists. The sign shown here depicts two things for which Kentucky is known!
Finally, around noon, we arrived home. It was the most wonderful sight to see Mom and Dad, and my niece Lara, standing on the porch as we pulled into the driveway. It has been too long since I’ve been home. Later in the day my nephew, Andy, dropped by for a chat. Then Andy’s father, my brother David, stopped in. We chatted and laughed, remembered by brother Gary who died a few years back, and wished my brother Steve could have joined us from Colorado. Mom and Dad have a wonderful screened-in back porch which looks out over a lovely yard bursting with life: lush foliage, numerous birds of many species, a coi pond, etc. The porch is everyone’s favorite place to be. Later in the evening, we took time to watch the Washington, DC, July 4 celebrations on PBS. When that show ended, we sat out on the porch and watched the neighborhood fireworks until our heavy-lidded eyes could no longer stay open. We were ready for bed that night, and we slept well.