Harvest Coffee and Cafe, Shelbyville, Kentucky

A great review and I love coffee. Will certainly check out this place in the near future.

Ok, but first...coffee.

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I know, I know…Shelbyville, Kentucky is NOT an easy commute from Raleigh for a cup of coffee.  But once I got a taste (figurative AND literal) of Harvest Cafe , I knew I had to share my experience. 

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Horse Country Tour-Cynthiana/Harrison County Museum

The Cynthiana Museum in Harrison County, Kentucky is an interesting way to spend an afternoon! IMG_8742



A great place to spend a Friday or Saturday afternoon is the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum, right in my hometown. I am proud to say that I played a very small part in making this museum happen when I was a reporter/photographer for the local newspaper years ago. I remember many interviews and photos of the blossoming project. I decided to share the museum with my sister, who was visiting from out-of-town.

The photo above is of a matte-board replica of Cynthiana around 1900.


The craftmanship of this model is spectacular.


There are so many great things that have either been donated or loaned to the museum. The objects are from every era of the county.




No tribute to the history of Harrison County would be complete without some tobacco, the crop that sustained this town for many years.



This dollhouse, which is visible from the street, is remarkable.




There is…

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Along the Trail … the Bourbon Trail, that is.

Beautiful photography and post describing Maker’s Mark tour and Kentucky visit. DSC_5828-2

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On our finale to our cross country drive and cycling vacation, we had one last stop to make in Kentucky.  See, our son-in-law Mitchell was on a job assignment up there, and we just had to stop in and check it out.  You know, it’s a tough job, but he was up in Kentucky and working on an expansion for Jim Beam … yep, that one … of the Kentucky Bourbon fame!

As soon as we entered the Jim Beam property, we saw the iconic Jim Beam building and these greenish buildings, which are called rickhouses.  They store the barrels of bourbon-to-be during their aging process.  I’m telling you, I was quite impressed with the number of these buildings … man, there’s a lot of bourbon going on!  In fact, bourbon is going through quite an explosion in its popularity.  In 1964, bourbon was declared as “America’s Native Spirit” through…

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Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest

Gorgeous photos of Bernheim Forest. Absolutely beautiful.

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Winters in Kentucky

Autumn is probably my second favorite season.  While winter will always hold the number one spot, fall means that the overwhelming heat of summer is finally over and I can start wearing jeans, sweatshirts, and beanies again.  The other great thing about fall is the changing colors.  And since we’re in a new place in a new part of the country and we’re pretty much completely surrounded by forests, I was really looking forward to see what Kentucky would have to offer as far as color changes were concerned.  I was not disappointed.

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