What I Have Been Up To and Part One of Our Kentucky Trip

It seems like I have been like a little hamster on a hamster wheel.

Going, going, a little stop, and going, going again.

That is why my posting has been so sporadic.

With lots of travel and family commitments, there seems to be little time

to sit and chat with you!

Today, I will take you on Day 1 of our Trip to Kentucky.

Woodford Reserve - Housepitality Designs

Our first stop as we entered the beautiful State of Kentucky

was the Woodford Reserve Distillery.

Woodford, a premium copper distilled Bourbon and the Bourbon of Churchill Downs.

The grounds as you can see were beautiful.

Woodford Reserve Distillery - Housepitality Designs

We wanted to visit a few distilleries on the Bourbon Trail.

I gained a new appreciation of Bourbon.

My hubby does not drink, but he did like the Bourbon Ball candy,

as you could not taste the alcohol.  Ha!

Woodford Reserve Distillery - Housepitality Designs

Now as most visitors to the distillery, they are most interested in how the Bourbon is made,

taking the tours of the distillery, participating in the tastings, and buying their favorites

at the distillery shop.

Woodford Reserve Distillery - Housepitality Designs

As for me? . . . You know me, I was in awe of the beautiful grounds and historic buildings.

Woodford Reserve Distillery - Housepitality Designs

The historic old stone buildings that house the distillery and barrels of bourbon

surrounded by glorious flowers are truly beautiful.

Woodford Reserve Distillery - Housepitalty Designs

The Woodford Reserve Distillery is set in such idyllic surroundings.

Woodford Reserve Distillery - Housepitality Designs

Gorgeous summer  flowers everywhere!

Woodford Reserve Distillery - Housepitality Designs

Did I tell you that when we were planning our trip to Kentucky,

we thought of our friends of which we know would love this adventure,

so we invited them along. They were celebrating birthdays, and us our anniversary.

Here we are inside the beautiful reception area of Woodford Reserve.

Friends, Steve and Sherri on left, and me and my hubby on the right.

Woodford Reserve Distillery - Housepitality Designs

It was a great place as our first stop and attraction of our trip to Kentucky.

Woodford Reserve/Kentucky - Housepitality Designs

Our next stop was the hotel we were staying in for the duration of the Kentucky adventure.

The Seelbach Hotel in Louisville. . . stay tuned for some photos of the hotel and our room,

where just a couple of weeks before, a famous rock star stayed in the very same room.

And I will tell you about “the haunted stories”

In the meantime, I am refreshing our media room after two chairs were removed

and are in my son’s new home.

Have a great summer day! . . . We are trying our best to stay cool!

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  1. Those are beautiful grounds. I would like to see the place and do the tastings!
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  2. Shirley, it looks like you had a wonderful time. Your pictures are beautiful. The flowers and landscaping look gorgeous! I can’t wait to hear your ghost stories.
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  3. This looks like a fun time in a beautiful place, Shirley. 🙂

  4. Looks and sounds like a nice trip to go on. I would have been interested in the landscape and buildings too!
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  5. Ky is a pretty state and also my home state. I live now right across the river from Louisville in Jeffersonville Indiana.
    IAM sure you in joyed your vacation and your friends. Yes try and stay cool, the weather is so hot this week !

  6. What a lovely setting. Your photos are beautiful.
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  7. Donnamae says

    Beautiful grounds! Do you have pics of the tasting room? One of my sons likes their bourbon too! Sounds like a great trip! 😉

  8. Great Ky photos Shirley! I hope you get a little rest from your hamster wheel. 🙂
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  9. What fun and those stone buildings are so beautiful.


  10. Beautiful pictures, Shirley! I can tell that you had a great time! Looking forward to seeing more.

  11. Beautiful grounds, thank you for sharing. We drove through Kentucky a few years ago and were struck by what a beautiful state it is.

  12. Shirley, the Woodford Reserve looks like the perfect place for Day 1! The grounds are beautiful and I can’t wait for the next installment…I am a little bit of a wanderlust!
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  13. Joe would have LOVED this trip. May just suggest we do this for his birthday! Great pics. Anxious to see what you are doing in the media room!
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  14. What pretty grounds! We’ve never been to Kentucky. Hope you can stay cool and avoid the heat this week .:)
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  15. Road trips are the best! We’ve driven through Kentucky but never stopped. Thanks for the tour!
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  16. What a beautiful place!
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  17. Wow, what fun Shirley!! And what amazing landscaping there. Everything is just gorgeous! And you all look fabulous:-)
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  18. Sounds like you had a terrific trip to Kentucky. Belated Birthday Wishes and Belated Happy Anniversary. The grounds are stunning. I am like you, love to look at the buildings and the grounds to see all the beautiful flowers in bloom.

    Looking forward to seeing more post of your road trip.


  19. I live about ten minutes from the Seelbach Hotel in the Highlands neighborhood. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful state!

  20. Happy Kentucky day!

    Can’t wait to see pictures of the hotel. 🙂

    Happy day friend!

  21. The grounds and gardens are beautiful… Happy summer to you too… 🙂
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