Our trip to KY inspired me to get back reading in the subject none other than history! 😀 I never realized that Kentucky was so historical. Take Lexington for example. Lexington was named after the first American Revolution battle: Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. I read that soldiers were camped out in the area (of KY) and heard the news of the start of the battle, and so decided to name their camp “Lexington” in honor of the battle. History did not stop there, but why bore you with facts? I will just tell you stories of what we saw and experienced in four days.
The first night we got to Lexington, we went to a place called Victorian Square. It was built in the 1880’s. It now hosts a variety of shops and dining all under one roof. A very spectacular way to preserve the old buildings and history there.
We walked to the Convention Center, which is right behind Triangle Park. The waterfall there is very unique! It runs from April until the temperatures freeze. It was a freezing night as we walked all around downtown Lexington but I’m glad it was not “freezing” freezing temperature. 😉
We then ventured to Thoroughbred Park to see the sculptures of “legendary” horses and historical markers of the people behind the legend horses. I was
sort of shocked to see Bing Crosby on one land marker. Very interesting. Most names I did not recognize but a few I did…same with the horses. There are so many names of when speaking of the horses, but a few you hear over and over such as Lexington (the horse), Seabiscuit, Secretariat, and of course, the legend–Man 0′ War. The Thoroughbred Park was just the first hint of my realization of how complicated and fascinating the breeding and training process of race horses really is!!! I think I found a new area of interest to study this winter. 🙂
As we walked back to the main section of Lexington–by this time my feet were freezing and my hands were so cold they could hardly move–we passed by the First National Bank, which I read was the highest building from Cincinnati to Atlanta during the year of 1914. It was/is 14 stories high. Now seeing a 14 story building against the 5/3 bank right behind…seems a little tiny. 🙂 We also stopped in at the public library–VERY COOL!!!!!!!! 😀
(Inside the library)
We finally made our way back to the Victorian Square area and ate at a cafe/restaurant called “Shakespeare & Co.” Very lively, quaint decor and seating and excellent food/service. We ate out on the patio and they had these lamps that heated the area. I was freezing when I first sat down, and sweating when I left. 😀
And that was our first few hours in Lexington. 🙂 I am sorry, but my pictures are not cooperating, so I will post what I have, then add pictures when I can get them uploaded. So, I will sign off. My doctor appointments are tomorrow, so I will keep you posted on the MRI results.
[Uploaded pictures October 26, 2012]