Bluegrass Hospitality

The minute we stepped foot into Bluegrass Country, the warmth of Kentucky wrapped its arms around us.

From B&B Innkeepers, Harold and Becky, at Jordan Farm Bed and Breakfast in Georgetown, to Frankie whom we met the first night at Fava’s Restaurant, we felt welcomed.

Always smiling, ever cheerful, Kentuckians represent the Bluegrass State perfectly.

Michael and Diane Blowen save thoroughbreds destined for slaughter.  They’ve invested much time and effort in their non-profit organization Old Friends, A Kentucky Facility for Retired Thoroughbreds, and are doing great things for the horses and the community.

Shaun Washington from Unique Horse Tours will give you’re the tour of a lifetime.

And of course, if not for Shaun, I wouldn’t have met Jean Cruguet, jockey for 1977 Triple Crown Winner Seattle Slew.  I still remember watching that exciting race as a teenager.  How many people can say they’ve met a legend?

Thanks to John Simpson (Scott County Tourism), Susan Dallas (Louisville CVB) and Robin, John, Cindy and Lisa (Kentucky Horse Park).  They were all instrumental in helping me compile information for my article due out next spring for AAA Midwest and Southern Traveler.

And I can’t forget those two girls who greeted us whenever we stepped foot out of the cottage or the truck – Maggie and Sky, the Jordan’s border collies.  We played endless games of fetch, of which I never tired.

I love Kentucky.

(Especially, the dark chocolate covered bourbon balls)