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Transylvania University: Yes, the mascot is a bat.

We were disappointed approaching Lexington, Kentucky from the south.  After the horse farms, there was just a wide congested highway leading into a bunch of architecturally unremarkable skyscrapers.  The streets were unfriendly canyons.  But just a few blocks further, we … Continue reading

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Horse farms in Lexington, Kentucky

We felt obligated to visit a horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky. I once saw Tom Rolfe win a race at Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, but it wasn’t his Preakness victory, and Alie and I are not horse racing fans.  But … Continue reading

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Pleasant Hill, Kentucky – “Whole lota Shakin’ Goin’ On”

“A cult is a cult is a cult no matter how benign,” said Alie.  We were visiting Pleasant Hill in Kentucky, the largest restored Shaker community, and the “shakin’” wasn’t what Jerry Lee Lewis had in mind. Mother Ann Lee, … Continue reading

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Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Heights don’t bother me.  But one time I crawled on my belly in a narrow cave.  I’m still not comfortable in caves.  It was not a problem in Mammoth Cave National Park.  The name says it all. You may recall we … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Birthplace and Boyhood Home, Kentucky

We knew Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky but never gave it much thought until we wandered that way last fall. Rule #7 above urges us to choose a direction not a destination and remain open to new opportunities as … Continue reading

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