Michael and I attended the wedding of some great friends in Kentucky a few weekends ago. We only had 48 hours to make the most of exploring this new state. Here is how we spent most of our time.

We started the trip in Louisville. We stayed at a Courtyard Marriott using points (read: free room!!). While in Louisville, we toured Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby, and where we met an actual derby winner!

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We also found the Louisville Slugger Museum, but only visited the store front (Tickets were $15.00 per person and we weren’t THAT interested!)

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Mike and I LOVE sports – especially college sports! We could not resist visiting is the University of Louisville, especially their athletic fields/stadiums (no pictures were taken).

That night we attended the wedding. While I won’t post pictures from the event, here is one of the picture-perfect chapel where their nuptials took place!


The next day, we drove from Louisville to Lexington. The views along this route are incredible! The rolling hills and miles upon miles of wooden fences made the land look like a patchwork quilt.

Lexington, rightfully so, is home to the Kentucky Horse Park. This park boasts of museums, barns, show rings, arenas and yes, horses. We spent an entire day walking their grounds, talking with horse owners, watching groomers, trainers and even riders.


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We rounded out our trip with a drive through the University of Kentucky’s campus and Rupp Arena (we couldn’t play favorites). Plus, the university is the bride’s Alma Mater, so we had to sneak a peak of her old stomping grounds! 🙂

Our weekend getaway in Kentucky was quick, but something very different to what we’re used to since it’s a land locked state with low summertime humidity! 

4 thoughts on “Kentucky

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  2. Steve & Ceone Hudey

    We also just got home from Louisville, taking in some of the sights that you did. Also took in the most lovely wedding of our Grandson and his new bride. The church and the yard for the reception and all the people where so nice. Kentucky is a lovely state ]at least what we saw of it}

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