Friday, December 07, 2012

Castle Post, Lexington, KY

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Many of you will remember "The Castle" on Hwy 60 (Versailles Road) as you enter the west side of Lexington, KY. I am sure many have also wondered what the castle looked like inside. Recently, Carolyn and I were invited by our long time friends Bub & Joann Gamble of Versailles, to attend the Castle Christmas Charity Open House. The Castle Post is a privately owned, exclusive hotel most of the year, and is only open for public viewing the first weekend of December, as a benefit charity for the Salvation Army. 

The Castle sat empty for many years, unfinished, and was eventually purchased and completely renovated by Tom Post, a Miami attorney who graduated from the University of Kentucky. 

Carolyn and I found touring Castle Post a truly unique experience and we invite you to enjoy it also.

A special "thank you" to Bub and Joann for a great day with good friends. 

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Castle Post, Lexington, KY

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.”  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sarasota, Tampa, Pensacola ....

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”  ~ Mark Twain ~


Friday, October 26, 2012

Outer Banks, NC

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Mike Blevins at The New River Gorge, WV

Kevin Pugh at The New River Gorge, WV

Kevin Pugh at The New River Gorge, WV

The New River Gorge, WV

Mike Blevins at The New River Gorge Bridge, WV.

Kevin Pugh at The New River Gorge Bridge, WV

The southern entrance to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

A US Navy Ship passes over The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

Kevin Pugh watches a US Navy ship pass over The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

The bridge-tunnel crosses at the mouth of The Chesapeake Bay.

We had a sunrise breakfast at the Sea Gull Pier Restaurant, located three mile out, on the bridge.

A quick stop at the Visitor Center at Currituck, NC.

The Bodie Island Lighthouse, currently under renovation.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

On the short ferry crossing to Ocracoke Island.
One of the beautiful Ocracoke Island Beaches.

Ocracoke Island Light Station

A fisherman seining bait fish at the entrance to Ocracoke Island Harbor.

The Anchorage Inn, Ocracoke Island, NC

The bikes loaded on the ferry to Cedar Island on the mainland.
Adios Ocracoke Island and The Outer Banks

Virginia's own, Chesapeake Wine - Blue Crab Red

We had beautiful weather for the entire 2,100 mile trip. I left Kevin near Gatlinburg, TN where he met his wife and Sunday school class.

My weather good fortune came to an abrupt end near Nashville where it started to rain, hard, and the temps quickly dropped 17 degrees  (60 to 43) before I made it home to Paducah. Ah well, rain is almost always a part of any good ride!

 “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”  ~George Eliot~

"The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday." ~Unknown~


Monday, June 18, 2012

Ride Smart!

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AGATT- All the Gear, All The Time

Determination and Open Mindedness Will Allow You to Have Experiences Far Beyond Your Expectations ...... Age Does Not Matter ~Unknown~