Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Last Day in Bowling Green Then Off to Visit to Louisville, Kentucky…

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Our last day at the Barren Tailwater COE Park we drove over to Bowling Green to see the car show and some live music by Kin Foke. This was all part of Bowling Green's Second Saturdays Street Fair which was held simultaneously with the 12th Annual Classics on Main Car Show.

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We checked out all the cool old cars including one that someone with a welding flair created out of lots of older car parts coming up with quite the creation. After ooohhhh’ing and aaahhhhhhh’ing at all the neat cars we strolled into the center of Fountain Park and checked out the music by Kin Foke. They played a lot of R&B and some great Motown classics. We certainly enjoyed the free music in the park.

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After the music was over we checked out another of Bowling Greens disc golf courses at the Spiro Kereiakes Park. This was a great course with lots of rolling hills creating many a challenging shot up or down a hill and around lots of trees. No water hazards on this course which is the way we prefer. We like not losing discs at 10-15 bucks a pop…

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After our disc golf we headed back home to tidy up the RV for departure. The next day (Sunday) we left Barren Tailwater COE Park after waiting in a small queue with the “weekenders” at the dump station. After taking care of our business we Kentucky 1533 to 101 and finally got on to Interstate 65. A few hours later we had pulled into Our Old Kentucky Home State Park where we have four days reserved in the town of Bardstown, Kentucky.

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As soon as we set up camp we drove about 40 minutes north to visit the city of Louisville, KY. We like to visit cities on Sundays since there is little traffic, no rush hours and best of all free parking!!! We parked near the visitors center and picked up a downtown map. We have visited Louisville a few times before but like walking around the town as there are so many historic buildings to enjoy I love the fact that when demolition of older buildings occur in Louisville they take great care to at least save the front façade keeping that old historic charm the architecture once had.

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We walked all along central downtown Louisville and all along the waterfront park where preparations were being made for the big music hoopla called Forecastle. With general admission tickets going for $200 per head we certainly won’t be attending it! After checking out downtown we headed over and drove through the University of Louisville. This Atlantic Coast Conference basketball powerhouse has quite the presence in Louisville.

As this blog is getting a bit wordy I will continue the rest of our day in the next blog…


  1. FYI, there is a fantastic nano-brewery in Louisville -- Apocalypse Brewing.

    1. yes we made it to that one before leaving... quite good, it was...

  2. Do they still have the "passports" to be stamped when you visit the bourbon distillery's and then you get a "Bourbon Trail" t-shirt. I still have my shirt and all the distillery's were very different and unique.

    1. yes you can still get a T-shirt visiting all the distilleries on the bourbon trail...