Kentucky

Maifest 2016

Last weekend we braved the chilly weather to spend a few hours in the Mainstrasse Village of Covington for their annual Maifest festival.  It was worth the shivering to dine on steak tips & funnel cake, drink local brews, ride a few rides, listen to music, hang out with friends and see some cool art...
Tasting Kentucky:  Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State

Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State

When I caught wind of the news that Maggie Green was creating a new cookbook called Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State I got pretty excited.  And the more I learned about this cookbook the more excited I got.  I was already a  huge fan of Maggie’s, in fact I even spend time...
Herb n Thelma's Tavern

Herb n Thelma’s Tavern

One of  our favorite places to grab a burger in Northern Kentucky is Herb n Thelma’s Tavern.  This little bar has been an institution in Covington since 1939.  It is a quintessential small town bar where people greet you with a friendly smile and the bartender will probably even remember your brew of choice.  This place is...
Red River Gorge {Fall 2015}

Red River Gorge {Fall 2015}

Our family loves to spend time at the Red River Gorge.  Each year we spend our Fall Break tent camping and hiking at the Red River Gorge (provided the weather cooperates).  We stay at the same camp ground each year, but try to find new trails to explore each time we go.  I like to stay...
Rabbit Hash

Rabbit Hash

Today we took a long drive in the country and made a stop in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.  We love this quaint little town on the banks of the Ohio River.  It’s the only town that I know of that has a four legged friend as a mayor, a Border Collie named Lucy Lou.  We have been...
West Sixth Brewing in Lexington, KY

West Sixth Brewing in Lexington, KY

Lexington Mini-Vacation :: In January of 2015 we took the kids to Lexington, KY for a long weekend.  We spent two nights and three days exploring Lexington.  We crammed as much fun as we could into those three days with activities for both the kids and the parents.  Lexington is a perfect place for my family to escape to for a...
The Markland Dam

The Markland Dam

One of my favorite things to do is to take long meandering drives along winding country roads.  Today we took a drive to Warsaw, Kentucky to check out the Markland Dam.  The Markland Dam (or Markland Locks and Dam) is a dam bridge and locks that spans the Ohio River connecting Gallatin County in Kentucky...
Sixteen Summer Bucket List Ideas for Cincinnati & NKY

Sixteen Summer Bucket List Ideas for Cincinnati & NKY

Summer is flying by, and because of how rainy it has been we haven’t been able to get out of the house and have as much fun as we usually do during the summer months.  I refuse to let this rain get me down though!  I’ve put together a Summer Bucket List of ideas so...
Embassy Suites of Lexington

Embassy Suites of Lexington

Lexington Mini-Vacation :: In January of 2015 we took the kids to Lexington, KY for a long weekend.  We spent two nights and three days exploring Lexington.  We crammed as much fun as we could into those three days with activities for both the kids and the parents.  Lexington is a perfect place for my family to escape to for a...
Explorium of Lexington

Explorium of Lexington

Lexington Mini-Vacation :: In January of 2015 we took the kids to Lexington, KY for a long weekend.  We spent two nights and three days exploring Lexington.  We crammed as much fun as we could into those three days with activities for both the kids and the parents.  Lexington is a perfect place for my family to escape to for a...
Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery

Recently I went on a tour of the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky with my friend and three of our children.  Buffalo Trace Distillery has been around for more than 200 years, even lasting through Prohibition with special permission to make and sell “medicinal spirits”.  This Distillery is a National Historic Landmark and home...
Game Restaurant in Louisville

Game Restaurant in Louisville

Are you a big fan of burgers?  Do you like to try different kinds of meat?  If so, you need to stop by Game in Louisville, Kentucky.  My sister turned thirty today, and in celebration we took a little road trip to Louisville with our brother and Henry for lunch at Game, a restaurant that serves...