Lexington, Ky. Saturday, June 25

So Saturday we decided to head to Lexington.  The first thing we did was head to the Visitor’s Center.  Lexington is much larger than Frankfort so there was a lot more going on and things to see and do,

We heard the story of the Blue Horse and took some pictures in the visitor’s center.  Legend has it that a horse named Big Lex turned blue from grazing in mineral-rich bluegrass pastures his entire life.

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We picked up some walking tour maps of the historical homes and headed on our way.  The first thing that we ran across was a Saturday Farmer’s market.  The produce and the flowers were beautiful but since it was so early in the day and very warm, we did not buy anything.

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The historical homes were beautiful, many of them with private gardens.   There were lots of small parks throughout the city with lots of artists capturing all of the old homes and churches on their canvas.

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We also passed a number of murals painted on the city walls.  I would define them as being “interesting”.

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At this point we were getting hungry.  We wanted to try a “Mint Julep” so we searched for a restaurant where we could order one.  We finally found one on our 3rd try, hopefully this was not a good representation as it was so weak and watered down, there was very little flavor.  We will just have to make our own.

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We ended up at The Village Idiot and the food was excllent.  Mine was a fried chicken, collard greens, country ham on a biscuit topped with poached eggs and holladaise sauce, it was excllent.  Steve had crispy duck and waffles, the duck was great but the waffle ho-hum, so he helped me with mine.  I also tried a Bourbon Barrell beer which was good and Steve had a local dark beer which he liked.

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We had covered a lot of ground by this time and it was a very warm day so we headed back to the car.  We thought we would head over to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg.  I’m not sure if the alcohol or the heat was getting to me, maybe both, but I found a seat under a shade tree while Steve explored the village.

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Another long day so we headed back to the RV.  We are scheduled to head out tomorrow. Big and late lunch so no dinner tonight..

 

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