First stop, the small town of Central Kentucky, hometown of the famous singing duo, the Everly Brothers. The town has a small monument in their honor and a one room museum filled with all sorts of Everly Brothers’ memorabilia. I bought a 4 CD box set (the young lady at the museum was a great salesperson) and have been listening to the 100 tunes nonstop for the last 2 days… The lyrics from songs like, I Kissed You, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Bye Bye Love are now permanently burned in my memory!
Note to self… bring more music CDs next trip!
|The Everly Brothers Museum and Monument in Central Kentucky.|
|The Everly Brother Monument in Central Kentucky.|
The next stop was the Land Between the Lakes for just a few hours, a great place to visit for anyone in-to all sports water related! I was really surprised to see a marina with large sailboats! The area is way too big to do it justice in just a few hours, so I will definitely visit again in the Fall.
|The Lighthouse Marina in Grand Rivers on Land Between the Lakes.|
The third and final stop in Kentucky was in the river town of Paducah. The city is truly a must see location for visitors to western Kentucky. It’s picturesque, artsy downtown is located on the Tennessee River and only a few miles from the Ohio, Cumberland and Mississippi Rivers. Needless to say, the town’s location, so close to 4 major rivers has played a key role in its history. The town has been a major stopping point for river-borne commerce for over 3 centuries!
Second note to self… when packing a bottle of curry spice before a long road trip, try not to spill any on your car seats, otherwise you will smell like an Indian Food Truck rolling down the highway. I do love curry but I’m not fond of smelling like I’m wearing curry-cologne for the last 2 days! Speaking of curry…. it’s time for dinner!
|One of the many beautiful tree-lined streets in Paducah.|
|The Flood Wall and the Tennessee River beyond, in Downtown Paducah.|