S: How To See KY, OH, NY, ME, NH, & MA In 14 Days!
BC: A compendium of the relocation from Louisville, Kentucky to New Bedford, Massachusetts via the scenic route. Presented to Karen Carrell on Christmas, 2012
FC: How To See Kentucky, Ohio, New York State, Maine, New Hampshire, And Massachusetts In 14 Days!
1: So what do you do when you have to move five states away and you have to be there in just under two weeks? Why, you invite your favorite in-laws to help you move and make a vacation out of it, of course! September 2011
2: We started in Frankfort, Kentucky with a tour of the Woodford Reserve Distilllery, then looked around the capitol buildings and surrounding neighborhoods. | Frankfort | Pretty neat ghost-effect due to low light and long exposure | Bet you can't find us!
3: This was a pleasant way to start the trip, no rush, no hurry, just seeing the things we wanted to see at a leisurely pace. | This mash vat is about 30 feet deep. We're on the top floor of this building | Governor's mansion adjacent to the capitol
4: The Louisville Slugger factory and museum tour was much, much more fascinating than we'd expected, and there was a lot more to Louisville itself than we realized. | Of course, some of us were less fascinated than others... | Louis XVI, the town's namesake | Odd sculptures, pretty city offices and something called Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs that seem to be pretty big deals around here. Lots of walking and lots of stuff to see. By the end of the day we were exhausted.
5: Former train station, now union offices with a creepy sign that doesn't make me feel safe | You've got a lot of questions, I've got a few clockwise answers. No, i don't know why the statue has no hands or feet or why the girl is staring at the red rooftop penguins. Louisville's answer to Austin's 6th Street is 4th Street. York was a black "assistant" to Lewis and Clark on their expedition. Either Karen or Donna can follow directions better. And the terminal, stained glass, offices, and trolley of the former Louisville trolley station. Whew!
6: The Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, not to be confused with the Basilica of the Assumption in Covington | Resting at a fancy hotel | Resting at a fancy hotel
7: Some of the rural sights we saw on our drive between cities. We stopped at an Amish market and covered bridges. | Some of the rural sights we saw on our drive between cities. We stopped at an Amish market and covered bridges.
8: Some nice views of Cincinnati from the Covington side of the Ohio River. It's a pretty town with lots of stuff to see, but really, once you've seen the Basilica of the Assumption (below), there's nothing else to see that's going to be nearly as impressive.
9: These are just few of the pictures we took at the Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Kentucky. It is certainly something to not be missed when in the area.
12: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the waterfront in Cleveland was pretty cool. We got to walk through Johnny Cash's tour bus, see cars belonging to ZZ Topp and Janis Joplin, tour the Pink Floyd exhibit, and have it explained that KISS wasn't in the HOF because they wanted to be paid for the honor.
13: -Cleveland was a pretty town with lots to see and do. Too bad we were only there for one day. We stayed in a really fancy hotel downtown that we'd Pricelined for cheap and ate at an overpriced restaurant | The actual house from "A Christmas Story" is now a museum in a residential neighborhood, but it was closed that day we were there. Please note the major award in the window.
14: Three other holy places we visited in New York state were the Russian Orthodox monastery in Jordanville, the Lucille Ball museum in Jamestown, and the Anchor Bar in Buffalo where hot wings were invented on Saturday, March 4, 1964 by Teressa Bellissimo
15: And then there was this.
20: Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth NH is a living history museum well worth seeing. We also stopped in Salem MA just long enough to see Samantha Stevens.
21: Nubble Lighthouse at Cape Neddick, Maine on the top row and the Portland Headlight on the bottom. | And there's Tiffany impersonating a flat pedestrian sign
22: We finished the trip with a few days in Boston, using Tiffany's apartment as a base of operations. Tiffany was also a very gracious host and tour guide. There was a lot of historical stuff like the colonial era Granary Cemetery where many of our revolutionary heroes are buried, along with the real Mother Goose!
23: We took a Duckboat ride and Tiff got to drive. We saw Paul Revere outside the Old North Church and several beautiful neighborhoods