Thunderstorms, water, and green grass everywhere
Trip Start Apr 06, 2014
28Trip End Apr 20, 2014
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Saw my first dogwood in bloom on the country road heading toward Buffalo Trace Distillery, just north of Frankfort. Freddie gave us a remarkable tour with stories from its 200-year history - including operations during prohibition and the after-prohibition shipping of so much bourbon to New Orleans that it had to be stored in barrels on "Bourbon Street". We toured the grounds, aging warehouse, hand-bottling line, and ended with sampling their vodka, Kentucky bourbon, Bourbon Cream, and bourbon balls candy
Downtown Frankfort and the state capital area are separated by the Kentucky River and were quite picturesque. I definitely want to revisit and walk around on a rain free day. I did stop at Rebecca Ruth's Candy Factory for a tour and a taste of their famous chocolate bourbon balls and "pulled cream" candy.
Made it to the Kentucky Horse Park Campground outside of Lexington by 6:00. What a totally different experience from Sunday night -- spacious sites, green grass and trees, only a few other campers so very private. Rain and wind most of the night so stayed dry and comfortable inside. Didn't watch the basketball game.