Bluegrass Days

10 06 2008

Hello, all! Well, it’s been over a week since I’ve posted! We’re on the road in the great state of Kentucky now, after a few days in Memphis visiting one side of the family where we ate too many big breakfasts and too much bar-b-que, walked along down by the great Mississippi River, and visited with old friends.

Now we are here visiting with my parents at their house in downtown Lexington. It’s beautiful here with all the rolling fields partitioned off by fences where the horses run wild all over the “blue” grass.

Some might debate whether Kentucky really is part of the South, as they were a border state during the secession of the Civil War, but as my daddy would say, “Southern is a state of mind.” And to me, Kentucky is as southern as they come. Family cookouts, walks to small little family-owned restaurants, tours of the horse farms. Can’t get much more Southern than that unless you add a glass of sweet tea in your hand (which I usually do)!

So far we’ve attended a swing dance lesson downtown in the park where we got to dance in the street, went to church then to a big lunch with Mamaw (followed by a long afternoon nap, of course), had a yummy Monte Cristo sandwich with friends, had the whole family over to meet the newest baby cousin, and played countless board games on the porch.

Tonight we are heading down to a jazz festival equipped with a big bucket of fried chicken in hand, and expectations of the best ice cream in the world from Grader’s afterwards. It should be a fun evening, and I promise to keep you all posted as the Southern summer vacation continues.

Y’all take care!




4 responses

17 06 2008

I am so glad you are having a good time. I do wish we had more time when you were in Memphis! Enjoy your Matthew Summer!!!

23 06 2008
Big John


You two are dropping the ball. You leave us wanting more. I am anxiously awaiting the next installment of southern hospitality!

23 06 2008
Big John


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