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A Kentucky Getaway

In late March, my youngest and I headed down to visit my wife’s family in Kentucky, get away from our usual routine in Ohio and visit some places I’ve been meaning to see for a few years now, particularly Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville and the city of Danville, Kentucky… …this is that story. Claudia Sanders Dinner House – …

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12.) Bastille Days Review – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – July 14, 2019

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is the 6th and final part of our trip to Wisconsin. **** As the Eiffel Tower stood proudly in Cathedral Square Park… …festival goers were either enjoying a glass of wine at the Garden Bistro… …standing in line for a freshly made beignet… …attaching a love lock to benefit Habitat for Humanity… …or asking for a pack …

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Exploring Milwaukee, Wisconsin

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is Part 5 of our trip to Wisconsin. **** We were in Milwaukee for only 1.5 days… …but we did our best to drive around, admire the beautiful architecture… …and seek out some of the unique features of the city (the Bronze Fonz). After checking into our hotel, our first stop was actually a grocery store… …called …

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Exploring Madison, Wisconsin

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is Part 3 of our trip to Wisconsin. **** We were in Madison probably less than two whole days, but could have easily spent more if we only had the time to do it. Still, I feel we covered quite a bit in the short amount of time allowed. Rather than giving you a play by play …

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The House on the Rock – Spring Green, Wisconsin

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is Part 2 of our trip to Wisconsin.We visited the House on the Rock on Thursday, July 11, 2019. **** Down a long private drive in Spring Green, Wisconsin… …after several dragon flower pots… …there is a welcome center for a place called the House on the Rock… …a retreat built on Deer Shelter Rock that is …

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Our Trip to Wisconsin: An Intro

Last week, a road trip with my mother and younger son to see the strange and mesmerizing House on the Rock… …turned into a week-long adventure that allowed us to also explore Madison… …Milwaukee… …and even a few Wisconsin festivals. On our way there, we stopped at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois, where got up close …

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Kentucky in Three Parts: Part 3

Willett, Maker’s Mark, Hot Brown and Bardstown On our final day in Kentucky, we started off at the Willett Distillery in Bardstown… …where we not only got to see the famous copper pot still… …and bubbly mash… …but we also got to see some of Willett’s four legged residents… …as well as Chef Sean Brock‘s aging ham in the rickhouse. …

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Kentucky in Three Parts: Part 2

Evan Williams, Old Forester, Mussel and Burger Bar, Louisville, and 610 Magnolia After a satisfying pimento cheese sandwich from the FiveStar Food Mart… …we headed out to Louisville for a day of distilleries, tourism and food. Our first stop was Evan Williams… …where, after some gift shop browsing… …we headed downstairs to the “Five Brother Safe & Lock Co.” entrance… …