A few days in Louisville, Kentucky

A great tour with some beautiful photos of downtown Louisville, Kentucky.



Adventures in Real Life

What do you think of when you think of Kentucky?

For me it’s fried chicken (Hello KFC), but apparently it’s also famous for bourbon, horse racing, and baseball bats and even though it’s November and definitely not tourist season, there was lots to see that kept things exciting.

There is a lot of beautiful old buildings around town. I daresay I’ve seen about as many old Victorian buildings and architectural eyecandy as I did in Chicago. The beautiful fall weather just meant that I was able to wander around these rich neighbourhoods at ease. This is one of my favourite houses – full of pumpkins for Halloween. How many can you count?


Their public library is just jaw dropping. I half expected it to be filled with Latin books. The inside isn’t as spectacular as the outside, but it’s a pretty high bar to beat!


This is the “Door to Nowhere”, the…

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Our Kentucky Home

This blog post about a first visit to Kentucky makes us even more proud of our great state, the people, places and products. There is no place more beautiful than Kentucky in the fall of the year. Fall in Kentucky.

Rambling Ruths

October 13, 2015

Our Final Eastern Destination

Over the Mississippi River into Memphis, Tennessee. Over the Mississippi River into Memphis, Tennessee.

A hop, skip and a jump and we are in Kentucky. A hop, skip and a jump and we are in Kentucky.

A Kentucky barn flies past the window as we make our way to our daughter's town. A Kentucky barn flies past the window as we make our way to our daughter’s town.

We finally arrived in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, last Thursday to visit with our daughter Stephanie and her four children. Neither Randy nor I have ever been to Kentucky or Tennessee which we crossed along the way here. This is our final eastern destination before turning around and heading for home.

All I can say is, for a gal from the very brown desert, the green in this area is an emerald feast for the eyes. As soon as we entered Tennessee, the temperature dropped dramatically and while we passed rolling green hills with cozy farm houses tucked into the pastures, I pictured woman in checkered aprons baking apple pies while…

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The Kentucky Derby… Where Dreams Come True..


It is that time of year in Kentucky where everything is buzzing about the “Run for the Roses”. This is where dreams come true. There are many amazing things this wonderful state has to offer, but the fastest 2 minutes in history, on the first Saturday in May is always chilling.

Kentuckians are steep with their traditions and the Kentucky Derby is no different. The day brings mint juleps, gorgeous hats for the ladies and of course, the racehorses. Watch those beautiful animals come down the tunnel to the track at Churchill Downs and you will forever be a horse lover. Forever my friends…FOREVER.

When the marching band starts playing “My Ole Kentucky Home” every Kentucky heart will swell with pride. It’s the prancing of the horses and the prancing of our hearts that make this race something that very few words can describe.

However, for the select few that have a majestic 3 year old that will race down the backside of historic Churchill Downs, their story started years ago. From the breeder who chose their particular bloodline, to the jockey who first sat on their back, to the groom that handles them daily, they all want their horses name next to the greats that went down in history before them!

The chance of a dream coming true and the excitement of watching all of it happen….well my friends……..that’s  magic.

Written by: Leigh and Anne Walkup