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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lady Traveler singing, "My Old Kentucky Home"

Kentucky is noted for horses and bourbon
so after a morning at The Old Friends Horse Farm,
we drove a few miles east to Kentucky's oldest distillery.

Woodford Reserve, the first Kentucky distillery
Cozy lounge with large leather chairs and sofas.
and shelves and shelves of bourbon in all shapes and sizes.
We met our new RV rowdy roadies at the distillery lounge.
And we are sober!  Honest!  
Beautiful rolling hills on the distillery grounds.
We don't drink bourbon, so we didn't take the tour.
Well, I did order a mint julep a few years ago in Savannah, Georgia,
in celebration of the Kentucky Derby.
But after two sips, I couldn't finish it -- way too strong for this lady.
so ...
A long, windy, narrow road led us to my kind of hangout ...

Prodigy Winery and Vineyards
Prodigy Winery and Vineyards is the perfect place to relax, kick off your shoes and
do some wine tasting.
Lots of extravagant lady's Kentucky derby hats,
gifts, and wine!
A complimentary wine glass with wine tasting.
Because I'm such a good girl, Robinski bought me a bottle of dry red wine.
Calm serenity overlooking the vineyards (a pond is to the right)

Travel Tip:  Try not to cram too much into one day.

After such a full day of touring, its always nice to come home
to our home-on-wheels, Moon River and have a glass of vino.
Inside our motor home, Moon River
Photo by Shawn Watson Photography
Rob and I thank the Lord every day for the opportunity to
travel across this beautiful land,
and to meet kind and generous people who want the best for our country.

Let us continue to pray for our country,
for our men and women who are serving our country,
and for our President.

Before the mountains were brought forth, 
or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world,
even from everlasting to everlasting,
thou art GOD
Psalm 90:2

I wish you oceans of summer travel blessings!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Lady Traveler getting her Kicks on Route 66!

Lady Traveler is getting her kicks on Route 66!

A Route 66 sign outside our restaurant window in
Evansville, IN
Our coach, Moon River, happily camouflaged at
the Waldorf Walmart in Evansville, Indiana 
Route 66 in Indiana

Our journey takes us through
the bluegrass hills of Kentucky.
I'm just scratching the surface of this beautiful state,
but remember, a picture can be worth a thousand words.

My old Kentucky Home

Staying at Whispering Hill RV Park in Georgetown, Kentucky was a welcome 6-day stop.

Whispering Hills 
A fishing pond
A swimming hole
An hour swim in an empty pool is a tranquil delight

Our first day: we bought tickets online to the Ark Encounter
Noah's Ark in Williamsburg KY
I had some questions answered about
The Ice Age.  Dinosaurs.  Etc.
Make sure you stop by.  There is a nice restaurant and
seniors can eat a nice buffet for $9.00 while overlooking the hills of Kentucky.

The next day we drove to The Creation Museum,
forty-five minutes northeast of the Ark.
Well worth the drive to walk through this very informative museum.
Do you have questions about creation?
I did.
Come and find your answers at The Creation Museum.
I did.

Main Street in Georgetown is a quaint and inviting.
Lots of antique shops and eateries.
Needing a place to relax? We found this great little place, Fava's Diner of Georgetown.
All the catfish you can eat!  Delicious!

Our third day in Kentucky was a hum-dinger!
After breakfast, we drove a few miles west of Georgetown to
The Old Friends Horse Farm,
one of my favorite places in Kentucky.
My favorite book when growing up: "Old Bones"
the true story of Exterminator, a Kentucky Derby winner.

After spending time with over a hundred retired, and many famous, thoroughbreds,
I have hope for my retirement years!

I loved feeding them all the carrots they could eat.

After leaving our old friends,
we had a great afternoon, so
stay tuned for a wine tasting tour and a distillery visit -- next time!

Until then ...

Wherever your car takes you, I wish you oceans of Route 66 blessings!

For by Him were all things created,
that are in heaven, and that are in earth,
visible and invisible,
whether they be thrones, or dominions, or
principalities, or powers:
all things were created by Him, and for Him.
Colossians 1:16

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Across the USA with Lady Traveler

Moon River at The Route 66 KOA campground in
Springfield, Missouri.
Rob and I have been traveling around the USA for almost two years
in our motor home, Moon River.
The time on the road has been one big, wonderful adventure.
From the Atlantic to the Pacific,
to the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast and Florida Keys,
the countryside has been breathtaking,
The food is absolutely delicious.
I wear the calories to prove it.
On a lighter note, I'm walking 2 miles daily
as a preventive measure. 

Lunch at The Black Oak Grill
at Branson Landing on the River, Missouri
Along our strange and exciting journey,
we have met some strange and exciting people.
People like you and me.
Rich.  Not so rich.  Average.  Uncommon.  
Shy.  Arrogant.  Happy.  Grouchy.
Young.  Old.
Different nationalities.  Various backgrounds.
I think you get the picture.
We spend lots of time around the campfire
talking about our travels,
our families, our faith,
our hobbies, our health.

I'm a writer so I do a lot of listening,
and what I have found most inspiring is
our common love for our country,
and the hope for a better tomorrow.
We want our nation to come together.
And everyone we have met,
not intentionally, but perhaps by design,
wants America to be Great again.
After months of listening to all of the negative news media,
this experience has been very inspiring to me.
I know first-hand that there are thousands of middle America,
hard working, God fearing people out here that
want the best for our country.

We're happy campers at The Route 66 KOA!
The highlight of this trip so far is spending time with our
son and daughter.
I have to brag a little, okay?
Shawn is a photographer for Bass Pro at their headquarters
here in Springfield and on location all over the USA.
Frances is the week-end anchor and journalist for ABC here in Springfield.
They have a good life, and like many of us,
we don't know what tomorrow holds.
But what we do know is ...
we must pray for better tomorrows.

God has blessed us with a good life and we don't take it lightly
As we celebrate the 4th of July,
let us continue to pray for the men and women
fighting to protect us, and our country.
Let us pray for our President.  God knows he needs it.
And pray for a better tomorrow for the
United States of America. 

Here's wishing you oceans of 4th of July blessings!