August 28, 2011

Vintage Photo Sunday - Emily

I'm sharing a vintage photo of 'Emily' today.  I really don't know anything about this young woman, including her name, but I've named her 'Emily'.  I'm incorporating the photo into a project that I will show you in a day or two.  Enjoy the image, and feel free to use it in your own artwork.

August 22, 2011

Maker's Mark Distillery

Kentucky is known for its Bourbon Wiskey, and Maker's Mark Distillery is a beautiful place to visit and tour.  I didn't realize that there are so many rules that must be followed to call a wiskey - bourbon.  For instance, the charred white oak barrels can only be used once.  Maker's Mark sends their used barrels to Scotland for use in making Scotch Whiskey. 

At the end of the tour you are given three types of Bourbon to taste - straight bourbon, no mixers.  If you buy a bottle of bourbon, you get to dip it yourself into the red wax to seal the cap.  There are many other nice gifts in the gift shop where I bought a canvas tote bag with the Maker's Mark logo.

We had a nice lunch at the Toll Gate Cafe.  This building was originally a toll booth when the road going through the property was open to the public for a charge.

August 21, 2011

Vintage Photo Sunday - Family Gathering

I just love all the old photos.  But, I'm also saddened by them because, as in this case, there is no information about the photo at all.  It must have been a family reunion of sorts as there are several generations in the picture.  I assume the older couple in the center are the patriarchs of the family.  As always, use the photo as you wish.

August 20, 2011

127 Corridor - World's Longest Yardsale

I have always wanted to part of the 127 Corridor - World's Longest Yard sale.  This year my sister and nephew were here for a visit, and we decided to just part of the sale.  The part we drove was from Danville, KY north to the Bluegrass Parkway - about 25 miles of sale.  The best part was at the end near the junction of 127/Bluegrass Parkway.  There were numerous tents set up with what looked to be pretty fun things.  But, we were at the end of the day when we reached that part and most vendors were packing up.  I know that if I want to do part of the sale next year that I will start where we ended up this year.  We didn't buy too much, but had a great day together!

We came across this beautiful little stacked stone wall with an arched drainage section.

Click on image to enlarge to read sign.