OKC to Louisville

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After rising to a stunning sunrise over Oklahoma, it was time to be on the road again. 

The journey included a stop in Louisville, KY to visit with family and I squeezed in a little sight-seeing.
One of the most fun things about this trip has been stopping at the historic, the beautiful, and the kitschy places along the way.  Fun places like this gift shop in the mountains of Missouri


Or the slightly odd, but oddly touching (and unfortunately closed) landmarks like Larry Baggett’s Trail of Tears Memorial. I would have completely missed this one had it not been for a chat with a local man while filling my gas tank.  Read the story in the link – it is fascinating!  Sadly this place is currently closed and in significant disrepair, but rumors are that someone has bought it and will be restoring it. Fingers crossed! We must keep these unique pieces of Americana – no matter how odd. These unique pieces of our history are part of what makes us who we are.


I only had a day in Louisville, but I made a couple of quick stops and drive-bys. I picked up a bottle of bourbon at one of Louisville’s craft distilleries for my son. There were many to choose from, but who can resist bourbon aged in port wine casks and a name like Angel’s Envy?


I live the painted city animals trend and was thrilled to find some in Louisville – horses, of course!


Louisville has beautiful old homes and everyone who knows me knows I love old architecture. A drive through Old Louisville gave me a satisfying view of many beautiful old homes like this one.


Of course, no trip to Louisville is complete without at least a drive-by of Churchhill Downs


The visit with my dad, step-mother and step siblings was short but full of love and fun. Before I knew it, it was time to get back on the road and head home.

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