Archive for November 14th, 2013

Channeling my inner Edward Hopper – a couple of idealized shots of the Kentucky countryside as seen from my road trip:

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RT.MapThis is the last of my official Road Trip posts. However, I have many notes and much more to tell about my trip, which I will sprinkle in over the coming days and weeks. As I write this I am in Chicago for a few days of R&R before heading home.

I was reflecting on my trip just now, and I realized that I never really knew what time it was at any point during the trip. Here’s the thing – I left before the clocks were turned back to Standard Time, and I flew into Central Time from Eastern Time. Then the clocks changed and I hit the road – first through Indiana – where there is part in in Central and most in Eastern – and then Kentucky and Tennessee which are both cut in half between Central and Eastern. But somehow it never mattered.

I think the sign of a good vacation is not being aware of the time and not caring. So I guess from that point of view the Road Trip was a success.

The basic route of my Road Trip (above, right) shows the basic pattern of my travels back and forth between time zones, five states (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee), and close to 1,300 miles.

Meanwhile, here are a few left over notes from Louisville and environs…

Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

KYAAbout the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History: “Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History displays a 50 year collection of rare artifacts and documents concerning the American whiskey industry dating from pre-Colonial days to post-Prohibition years. The museum includes exhibits on President Washington, Abraham Lincoln, authentic moonshine stills, antique bottles and jugs, medicinal whiskey bottles, unique advertising art, novelty whiskey containers, and much more.”

Learn more about the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History here.

Kentucky State Parks

KYBAbout Kentucky State Parks: “Wherever you travel in Kentucky, you are never far from one of our 49 Kentucky State Parks. There’s no way to pick the best Kentucky State Parks because each park has its own unique attributes, from shorelines to majestic mountains, from winding caves to enchanting woodlands. Enjoy some of the most striking landscapes in Kentucky, play nationally recognized golf courses in Kentucky, find lakes that stretch as far as the eye can see and stay at state park lodges that combine historic charm with today’s conveniences. The best Kentucky State Parks experiences are closer than you think – find a state park now!

Learn more about Kentucky’s state park system here.

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