Wednesday, August 31, 2011

To Bardstown

We had lunch in Bardstown (if you read this blog often enough, you know where we ate) and then drove to the non-town of Trappist to visit:
Trappist monks have lived, prayed, and worked here for over 150 years.  Thomas Merton, known as Father Louis at the monastery, author of The Seven Storey Mountain (1948), lived here for 27 years.
Bardstown calls itself  the Bourbon Capital of the World.  Maker's Mark and Jim Beam distilleries are nearby (the only bourbons I recognized).  We visited Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center.

Here, you put your nose close to funnel and press the button to be able to SMELL the difference in the different ages of the bourbons.
Our campsite was at My Old Kentucky Home State Park.  Behind the line of bushes was
the park's golf course.
No riding today.

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