Interview with Michael Burrell a Local Artist in Kentucky

It is always exciting to meet someone famous and especially exciting when you get to interview them.  We had the privilege of meeting a local artist, Michael Burrell, founder of Flying Armadillo Sign Company. He has done art work or billboards for major companies such as Nike, Maker’s Mark, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Miller Lite, Rainbow Bread, Hanna Barbara, Piedmont Airlines, Pepsi, Ale-8 Bottling Company, as well as many more. Here in Lexington, Kentucky Michael was asked by  LexArts to 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. We Continue reading

Toyota Factory Tour in Georgetown, Kentucky

We had the opportunity to visit the first wholly owned manufacturing facility in the United States. A wholly owned company is one whose common stock is 100% owned by another company, called the parent company.The Toyota plant in Georgetown, Kentucky is the largest Toyota plant outside Japan, and they build over 500,000 cars a year. The company has over 7,000 employees and has its own credit union, day care, gym, and pharmacy. The tour began 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