One day we drove to Lexington. Known as the horse capital of the world, there were many statues of horses.
Just outside Lexington is the Kentucky Horse Park,
with two museums; the International Museum of the Horse
and American Saddlebred Museum, as well as Arabian Horse gallery.
We took the trolly ride around the park to see the barns and buildings
There was even a horse cemetery!
It is also the “retirement home” of several champion race horses. Some were featured in the Hall of Champion show, including: .
Be a Bono, World Champion 2004
Da Hoss, recordsetting Breeders Cup
Funny Cide, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner
Cigar, winningest horse, Dubai World Cup and voted “Racehorse of the Decade”
Doesn’t Be a Bono look like he is wanting to get out and race again?!
We also saw another show, Horses of the World
These Fresian horses danced to music, and was so fun to watch.
I even got a picture of Paul on a horse!!
Other famous race horses honored by statues included Secretariat
and Man o War.
Located closer to the college, we visited the Red River Gorge Geological Area. There are more than 100 arches in the park. The entrance has a 900 ft. narrow one-way tunnel.
Paul let me hike some of the trails and I enjoyed every minute!!
This is where I saw the cute little moss head…. ever hear the saying a rolling stone gathers no moss? this one hasn’t moved much….
These are the other wonderful rock formations I saw on my hikes….
Chimney Rock Overlook
The road follows along the beautiful Red River
There is so much more to see at the Red River Gorge area, but we ran out of time. One more rock…….
Doesn’t this rock look like two heads cuddling?
Adjacent to the college was a farm with several horses and colts…. yep, it is horse country, and it is spring!
The other two MMAP couples left Friday, but Paul wanted to finish up a couple of jobs that were started. One of the couples, the Newman’s, had a problem loading their car onto their tow trailer, going over the front of the trailer. Ooops!
So Paul got to “play” with the jeep and was able to pull the car back!
We said goodbye again, and they left for home in Delaware.
There is still so much to see in the area…. so glad it is close enough, we hope to come back!
We left Sunday and stopped in Bardstown, KY, to spend a few days on the way to Indiana…. more later on our stay here.