London, Kentucky, that is. We have enjoyed looking at the names of some of the small towns. Shoulderblade is near Turkey. Soft Shell is close to Dwarf, Fisty, Mousie, Dice, and Rowdy. Egypt and Mummie are just a few miles apart. But I digress . . .
This morning's alarm clock went off about an hour before the sun came up: golf course maintenance equipment, headlights on, rumbling along the cart path 10 feet from our tent. One of us got up and made coffee, the other somehow managed to sleep for another hour.
Before leaving town, I went to see the actual house referred to in the song and the name of this state park: My Old Kentucky Home. When Stephen Foster was a young man, he often visited his cousin, Judge John Rowan, at Federal Hill. In 1853, he was inspired to write the song My Old Kentucky Home. He was also the composer of Oh Susanna, Camptown Races, Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, and many others.
Miles = 2753