Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Kentucky and Tennessee

Our trip to Kentucky and Tennessee was GREAT. We just flew back on Monday, and Tuesday was our catch-up day--laundry, sleeping, etc.

Following are some highlights. Thanks to all who made suggestions!

We flew into Nashville and drove to Bowling Green, KY, a really nice college town. We walked from downtown to the campus of Western Kentucky University. WKU was a beautiful, beautiful campus. I am not used to public universities that are so well endowed. There was a strip of beautiful victorian homes right that I loved right off the campus. The next day we went on an underwater boat ride at Lost River Cave Really very fun.

We drove into Louisville and went to the Louisville Science Center (across the street from the Louisville Slugger Museum) and walked around the beautiful clean downtown area including the impressive Fourth Street Live. We were surprised at how clean and sophisticated Louisville was. We also took a peek at Churchill Downs, but didn't take the tour because the kids were worn out. Driving in that part of Louisville we started to see some of the poorer neighborhoods and the contrast was quite stark, particularly compared to the luxury of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs.

We also stayed in Cave City (a depressed small town in the touristy "Cave Country") and walked through Franklin, Kentucky, supposedly one of the South's 50 Best Small Towns.

Finally we spent time in Nashville which had so much more energy and sophistication than I expected from my own preconceived notions. I have a dear friend who lives there and we were able to spend time with her--which was great. The kids and my hubby went to the Nashville Zoo, and we enjoyed the indoor gardens and fountains at the Opryland Hotel and also the unbelievably huge Opry Mills.

That's my quick recap, but we so enjoyed our time!

Micah Girl


Blogger Sally said...

What a wonderful trip- thank you for sharing with us

6:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad we got to reconnect, dear friend.

5:56 PM  

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