The trip was about 14 hours, and easily traveled. We unfortunately did get to see some of the tornado damage in a few areas of Kentucky along I-75. It was like a scene out of a movie. I feel for those people trying to put their lives back in order. Another reason to be prepared for any event.
We left Dayton, OH, stopped in Wilmington, OH to spend some money. Glenn Beck turned us on to the plight of this town, and unfortunately I don't think much has been done to improve this towns situation. We went there to spend some money, but frankly there wasn't anything to spend it on. Downtown is a ghost town of empty shops. It's so sad. We tried, got a couple of little things, but that was it.
What we were most looking forward to, was our mini trip to Kentucky. We rented a cottage on the Taylorsville Lake, about 30 minutes outside of Louisville. It was really nice, right on the water. We had the opportunity to go kayaking, but passed since it was too cold for us Floridians!
We did get to a vineyard, and the Bourbon Trail's, Heaven Hill Distillery. The rollercoaster truck ride through the back roads was just as much fun.
They have a new beer in KY, called Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. The Moose had to try it in draft form, so we headed to a famous local tavern (Jessie James, Abe Lincoln stayed here). He really liked it! The beer is fermented in the old empty bourbon barrels for 6 weeks. It definately had the smell of bourbon.
We had a nice time together. Now we're back to reality.. The Hooligan's faired very well, and so did the garden.