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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Today, our second day of our travel across America, we stopped in Kentucky. Kentucky is also known as the " Bluegrass State." Kentucky is known for breeding horses, tobacco farms, fine bourbon, and the Kentucky Derby. We stopped in the Capital ...
... distillery, started in 1812. Steve, our Guide, was VERY passionate about his bourbon. In the storage area, we shared the "Angels Chair". The aroma of thousands of barrels of Bourbon in various stages of aging is quite amazing. Then, the tasting, followed by the mandatory stop in the gift shop to purchase a bottle (and some Bourbon Balls). NIce day. Texas Roadhouse next door to hotel. All good.
... and the baby will be white too when grown. They have high hopes for the baby becoming a good race horse. Several years ago Kat painted a picture of a white horse and a black foal. And now years later she has them! They showed us the best time. They arranged a tour at Clairborne Farms one of the most prestigious thoroughbred farms in the world. They have sired many derby winners including Seretariat. Most derby winners have that farms heritage ...
A couple of things I forgot to mention in my last blog. They make a garland of 3000 red roses which is draped over the winner of the Derby. On the funnier side - I sent my jeans to be laundered and they came back today STARCHED. I'm not sure I'll be able to walk after squeezing myself into these very very, very stiff jeans. Should be interesting!! ...
... to the cup carnival but I think Melbourne is much better. Pictures at the track were very early after about race 3 it filled up. They have a lot more races than us in a day, they have 13. I do love the southern accent and the men in their cowboy/Texan hats. If you ever watched Dallas with the Ewing family well it's just like that even down to the y'all have a nice day now ya ...