Summer Vacation 2015 – Kentucky Part 1

As you saw in my first vacation recap post, on our way out of Cleveland, John and I got a late start and stopped for a fun lunch. But we were so excited to get on the road and get the heck out of dodge.

road trip

We had to make a pit stop for gas and I couldn’t believe where we randomly stopped…it’s like they knew I was coming!


We finally made it to Kentucky and had to take the obligatory welcome shot:


We didn’t get to our final destination until a little later on so I didn’t have to much to report for the first day. On day three we decided to go to lunch at Mark’s Feed Store.

Marks Feed Store 4

We were a little to late to do any bourbon tastings (most of the places closed at 3 p.m.) so we found a winery instead! We stumbled upon Broad Run Vineyards which was sort of in the middle of nowhere. We were the only people there and spent a few hours getting a one-on-one tutorial with the owner. I think we both learned a lot and I really appreciated the passion the owner had about wine.

broad run Collage

Our hotel, the Embassy Suites in Louisville had a complimentary happy hour every day that we made it back in time for. I tried a Bluegrass Sunrise!

Bluegrass Sunrise

We made dinner reservations at Proof on Main which had a cool, artsy ambiance. The food was great and John was able to get a bourbon flight to kick things off. For dessert they even brought cotton candy to the table for us!

proof on main

We had a great time during our first few days in Kentucky and were pumped to finally start hitting the bourbon trail.

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  1. That Bluegrass Sunrise looks wonderful. Sounds like a fun start to your trip.

  2. The Bluegrass Sunrise and Cotton Candy look SOOOO delicious! I have never been to Kentucky but it is on my bucket list.
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  3. Sounds like a great start to your trip. Hope you enjoy the beauty of Kentucky, it is a beautiful place to visit.
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  4. What did you get at Mark’s Feed Store? Gotta love real Southern BBQ. I haven’t been there but pulled pork is my favorite at joint’s like that.

  5. We’ve stayed there before. We went to a conference. Looks like a great time!
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  6. Great to know that you are having an awesome experience in Kentucky. You will surely enjoy more of it as days passes by.
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