Our Glorious Vacation: Day One

We are finally taking a vacation, a real vacation! No business on this trip! Our first destination is the beautiful state of Kentucky, where we will spend some time with my parents and see other family and friends. Although I speak to Mom and Dad several times every week, it has been years since I’ve been home. I’m looking forward to it. The journey home happens to take us along one of the most beautiful highways in this country. We picked up Interstate 64 in Virginia and traveled that route through West Virginia into Kentucky, and will continue all the way to Louisville. Yesterday was a beautiful day for traveling. The photos below were all taken peering through the car windshield as we traveled, just to give you an idea of the landscape. We looked for a pull-off for a scenic view where I could get some good shots, but no luck. When I uploaded these photos last night in the motel, however, I was pleased. At least they give you an idea of the beautiful terrain of the countryside.

When we entered into West Virginia, we looked for a visitors’ center so that we could pick up some information about the state we were traveling through. To our dismay the visitors’ center was closed, but we were routed to another center quite a bit off the beaten path. That detour proved to be a delightful break, and below are some photos of this bucolic, historic little village of Greenbrier.

Once back on the road, we traveled through more beautiful country and into Kentucky.

As has happened in the past, when we stopped at a rest area, I saw more glorious flowers!

By this time we were both very tired, so we pulled off in Morehead, Kentucky for the night. The interesting draw to Morehead is that I graduated college from Morehead State University. Before we get back on the road to Louisville, I hope to make a drive through the campus.

If I get photos, I’ll post! So now, I’m off again, this time to get cleaned, fed and on the road toward Louisville and Mom and Dad! See y’all later. Have a glorious day.


20 thoughts on “Our Glorious Vacation: Day One

    1. Ahhh… Wish y’all could be here. It is so relaxing to be traveling for nothing more than rest, relaxation and enjoyment. The mountains are part of the Appalachian Mnts., but the Smokey Mountains are down in Tennessee. All part of the same system, but these are not called the “Smokies.” Keep watching. I’ll be posting more. 🙂

  1. Greenbrier looks like a great place to visit. I love your photos of the trip. I’m glad I’ve ended up in Kentucky and can’t wait to strike out and explore the state and the whole of Appalachia in depth.

  2. Take Me Home, Country Roads… The lyrics are almost a good tour guide for West Virginia 😉

    Nice photos – sounds like your having a great trip! Travel safely 🙂

    1. I have to smile at your comment. Whenever we travel through West Virginia, Richard starts singing that song. We love it! 😉
      Glad you enjoy the photos, and yes, this is one of our better trips . . . and we’ve made lots of good trips! Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment. Much appreciated.

    1. The historic district is quite interesting. We were there only 30-45 minutes, but it was enough time to walk around a few blocks, chat with a few of the locals, and shoot some photos.

    1. I love old buildings! If we had more time, I would have shot a lot more. Greenbrier is a truly interesting little villiage. We plan to go back to do some camping. As always, thanks for stopping by.

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