If you only have 24 hours in Blowing Green, Kentucky, what places do you visit?

If you only have 24 hours in Blowing Green Kentucky, what do you visit? You visit the two most popular places in the area. I have a special place in my heart for Corvettes and caves so we chose The National Corvette Museum and Mammoth Cave. Mammoth Cave Mammoth Cave was filled with cool air, large stalagmites and stalactites and miles of limestone. We opted to go on a tour with a Ranger and over Continue reading

Roadside Fun: What is the name people call Cumberland Falls?

What is the name people call Cumberland Falls? Hint: Cumberland Falls has a much bigger twin in New York that we hope to see later this summer. This small fall can get 300 feet wide during its highest level and plunges over a 250 million year old rock. The falls enchants poetic beauty for Romantics. It is best known for its moonbow, which they say can only duplicated at Victoria Falls in Africa. Sadly, we missed the full moon and Continue reading

Roadschool fun at the largest collection of Millstones in US and Mountain Life Museum

This week we got to see the largest collection of millstones in  US. Our roadschool adventure took us to visit the McHargues Mill house and bird sanctuary. Unfortunately, all the historical markers were badly weathered and hard to read. We did, in Unschool fashion, google information on the Mill, and learn it was built in 1812 and was a working mill that made three grades of flour, bran, corn meal, and even wool. The mill Continue reading

Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour: A Great Place for Root Beer!

Distillery tours are great way to learn about history, science, and how businesses involved with alcohol survived during hard times (prohibition).  They say that we can learn a lot from the past and by learning about the past, hopefully we won’t make the same mistakes in the future.  There are over twenty distilleries in Kentucky and could be a lot of fun, especially if you like whiskey or bourbon. I miss good old southern hospitality Continue reading

Melt in Your Mouth Old Kentucky Chocolate Factory tour

Kentucky folks pride themselves on Kentucky basketball, University of Kentucky football, horse racing, and good old Kentucky Chocolate.  If you ask anyone from Kentucky who has the best chocolate, they will all answer, “You haven’t tried chocolate until you tried chocolate from the Old Kentucky Chocolate Factory.” We decided they were right and took a tour of that factory with my Aunt Peggy.   Don Hurt founded Old Kentucky Chocolate over factory 50 years ago, in Continue reading

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