We woke early as we needed to vacate our space at Walmart. We finely found a campground that had good reviews so I wanted to call them as soon as the office opened. The campground is in Frankfort which is further West than we wanted but it is still close enough to the other towns we want to visit. At first we were told no vacancy but after checking they found a cancellation had come in the night before so we were good. We reserved the space for 3 nights giving us plenty of time to explore the surrounding towns. It was located just 25 miles down the road so we arrived, parked and was back on the road by 10:00am heading for Bradstown.
Most of the buildings in Bradstown date back to the late 1700’s or early 1800’s.
We had met a gentleman the day before at the Kentucky Heritage and Welcome Center who recommended we eat at Mammy’s Kitchen. It is located in an old stable, the food was different. We ordered pinto beans with cornbread. The cornbread was prepared like a pancake. I gotta try that. We also had to try the fried green tomatoes. The food was good and plentiful.
After leaving there we walked around town and admired the old historical buildings and some of the beautiful flowers.
Just on the edge of town we found the Civil War Museum. They had a great collection of artifacts. Then we walked through Old Bardstown Village that is a collection of old original buildings collected and reassembled to create a village from the early 1800’s.
It was pretty warm so we decided we were through with outdoor activities and would move indoors. We headed to Heaven Hill Distillery which was also recommended by the same guy that gave us the restaurant name. He also suggested we drop his name so we did.
We were treated to a free tour and tasting of their premium bourbons. The tour was interesting but you can keep the bourbon, even the $400. a bottle stuff.
The buildings that are used to store the bourbons are called “rickhouses”. Called “rack houses” by other distilleries. This picture only captures a few of the buildings, each building is 7 stories tall.
We pretty much had a full day so we headed back to the campground. Just in time as storms were all around us. We are in Frankfort which is located just above the heavy storms.
We walked down to the Elkhorn River that runs beside the campground, even the geese were heading for shelter.
Tomorrow we are heading to Lexington.