Home for Retired Legends and Great Athletes

Have you ever wondered where great athletes go to retire? I’m talking about racing horses that make million of dollars for their owners. In the past, these athletes sold for as little as $1,000 and were sent to slaughterhouses.  It was heartbreaking to hear these amazing animals were being discarded and thrown away as soon as they quit winning races or producing offspring. This was so upsetting to Michael Blowen that he started a non-profit farm for these amazing Continue reading

Yuko-En on the Elkhorn, The Official Kentucky-Japan Friendship Garden

Who knew that you could learn about Japanese culture and visit an almost six acre garden in the middle of ‘horse country’.  There is a huge Japanese influence in Georgetown since the Toyota plant was built-in the early 80’s.  This Japanese garden is one of the largest public Japanese gardens in the United States and the first such in Kentucky. This serene garden is built along the Elkhorn Creek and was co-designed and executed by Steve Continue reading

Georgetown Family Tradition: Fava’s Restaurant

We love trying out new restaurants that are unique to a town.  This time we decided to try visit a restaurant that has been around since 1910 and is known for its milk shakes and catfish sandwiches.  The best part is that we got to go with my aunt who lives in the area, and the restaurant was new to her also. Time stops as you enter under the red and white striped awning, and Continue reading

Walk Through Time in Georgetown, Kentucky

When you walk down Main Street in Georgetown, Kentucky, you can imagine what it looked liked when it was first established in 1775.  You can still see the beautiful architecture, amazing brick and stone work, and the hustle and bustle of the town. The town was called Lebanon when first settled by Rev. Elijah Craig but was renamed to honor George Washington. Its huge growth started when the Toyota plant opened up in early 1980s. Georgetown Continue reading

Buffalo Gals Homemakers Barn Quilt Trail

Buffalo Gals Homemakers Barn Quilts Trail was a fun fast-paced ride though the county side of Scotts County.  These colorful quilt squares take place along country roads, past historic farms with barns old and new, and alongside fields where cows and horses graze, corn ripples, and wildflowers bloom. All the quilt squares are on private property and many are hard to see and find. We had a lot of fun listening to Percy Jackson on audiobook and Continue reading

15 Amazing Things to do with Kids in Georgetown, Kentucky

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Our Unschooling adventures have brought us to one of my favorite places: horse country. I love Kentucky because of all the horse farms, rolling blue grass hills, and the wonderful hospitality. I miss the South, and as far as I am concerned Kentucky is part of the southern states because of the blue grass music, sweet tea, that wonderful southern twang, and, of course, being south of the Ohio River. We started our adventure at Continue reading