Four years ago, today, I was on the road by 7:00 AM toward an exciting day-trip adventure to Lexington, Kentucky and Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill.
In the summers I always kept my bicycle in the van for storage but also for special trips.
My first stop was at the Mary Lincoln house in Lexington for the very first tour. After the tour, I pulled the bike out of the van and rode around Lexington to several of my favorite sites. It was so much easier than navigating traffic in finding parking spaces.
After spending 30 minutes wondering around the property of Henry Clay’s Ashland, I aimed South word toward Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill.
Around 2002-2003, my friend, Sue Branson, visited Pleasant Hill and shared with me a brochure. Mother, my two older sons, and I traveled to Smith, Kentucky, to scatter the ashes of my grandfather in an area he clearly adored. After a few days in Gatlinburg, we passed through Pleasant Hill on the return trip home.
I’ve returned to Pleasant Hill three times since then initial visit, and I am always eager to return.
Four years ago, I took this photo with one of my older phones. I’ve used it as my cell phone home cover page ever since.
One funny note: on my return home I passed through Lexington and stopped at the national cemetery. I miss read the sign that indicated the closing time; I ended up locked inside the gate, only to be rescued by an elderly Barney Fife kind of security guard.
I absolutely loved this particular visit. It was just the perfect trip and has reminded me that I need to take more.
To learn more about: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.
If you plan to visit, be sure to reserve your spot on the paddleboat that takes you on a10 mile round-trip cruise down the Kentucky River.