Day 124: The Run For The Roses


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We drove through miles of beautiful rolling farmland of Kentucky to get Abraham Lincoln’s (not quite) Birthplace National Historic Park, Hodgenville, KY. Turns out, fans of Abe accidentally built this memorial 40 miles from his actual birthplace. But, since it’s already finished… There’s a cabin inside the memorial building meant to represent the cabin where Abe was born and his humble beginnings.


Saunders Spring Nature Preserve, Radcliff, KY. Lots of walking trails, bike trails and a bike skills park. We stopped for lunch but are planning to come back to ride here.


Kentucky Derby Museum, Louisville, KY. $18/person. I rode baby racehorses and retired race horses for many years, and many of them were sired and grand-sired by Derby winners. How could we not visit? It’s fantastic and we had a great time. I had hoped to see a life sized statue of Secretariat (there wasn’t one) but otherwise it was better than we had hoped. We got a tour of the track and learned that if you go in the mornings you actually get to see the horses train on the track (next time for sure). If you have any interest at all in racing or horses, come for a visit to this museum.


Candlewood Suites, Clarksville, IN

Price: $122/night

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