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Deep Fried Girl Scout Cookies were the hit of the Kentucky State Fair

Here in Kentucky we know about good food. After all, we invented Fried Chicken (the brand), Papa John lives here, Ale-8-One was first bottled in 1926, and (oh yeah) there’s the whole bourbon thing. I never said the food we … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

I searched through my photo archives to find this photo taken in Portland, Oregon a few years ago to meet this week’s photo challenge of “urban.” Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban ( Things to Do in Portland, Oregon (

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Another interesting character from the Kentucky State Fair

At the Kentucky State Fair is a special barn for mules and jacks. Mules are the offspring of mares (female horses) and jacks (male donkeys). Mules cannot reproduce. I don’t know if this is a mule or a jack. I … Continue reading

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Hello Colonel!

Remember Colonel Foghorn Leghorn? Doesn’t this fellow remind you of him just a little bit? This was just one of the many characters I met over the weekend at the Kentucky State Fair. You’ll be hearing more about that later … Continue reading

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5 Things We Learned on The Trip

Dear internet, We’ve been traveling recently and even though we could have planned well and scheduled regular posts to appear magically while we were away, we just didn’t. Honestly, sometimes I think that vacations might not be worth the trouble … Continue reading

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Our historic Schnitzelburg neighborhood

Lydia Street is part of an historic neighborhood called Schnitzelburg where the houses are close together, there’s a tavern on every third corner and every other house is being lovingly renovated. We went on a recent neighborhood history walk to … Continue reading

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Derbytime in Louisville

The magazine Garden and Gun has a special feature on Louisville and the Kentucky Derby that you’ll all want to see. Yes, we have both. Garden. Gun. So I guess that makes us the perfect (heh) demographic for all things … Continue reading

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Why home is better than a hotel

I’ve been in Philadelphia this week for a conference for work. It’s a lovely city and one afternoon we had time to explore the center city and some of the historical sites. But there’s no place like home. Hotels can … Continue reading

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