Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tour Through the Bluegrass

Yesterday we spent a lovely afternoon driving through parts of Kentucky. Ted's Mom is in town, and we knew she would enjoy seeing some horse farms. This is a very small part of Winstar Farm. These horse farms are huge with beautiful stables and fencing that goes for miles!

We stopped in the quaint town of Midway, home of Midway College - an all girls college. The main street in town has a train track going down the middle with cute shops on each side. See if you can spot the antique woman in this picture! LOL! I'm really not a giant - Ted's mom is super tiny!

Here is a horse farm adjacent to Midway College.

We drove to Frankfort - Kentucky's capitol. This is the governor's mansion - not a bad home sweet home!

There is a loop that drives around the capitol. They were stopping cars from going through because apparently a big celebration is taking place this weekend - the 100th birthday of the capitol building (there have been four over the years - two of which burned down). For some reason, we looked official - or like caterers - so they let us drive through.

These adorable picnic tables turned into horses were all over the capitol grounds.

It was a great day for a drive! And of course, we stopped for some ice cream along the way!


Snowdrops said...

Beautiful photos and wonderful memories made.

Doreen said...

What a great thing to do. You know Ted's Mom will be forever talking about the drive. Love the picnic tables. Kentucky -- what a great place.

Grace McLean said...

Wow, Kentucky looks so very pretty. I want to go there someday.

Mikki said...

Such beautiful pictures!!! I really think I need to move to Kentucky. Looks like a lovely, lovely way to spend a Saturday!