Day 30: Racing through Kentucky
This always happens on these trips. As exhausted as I am, I don’t want to go home. Especially when the sun is shining and I have stacks of maps and lists yet undone. A sane person would have hit the highway today and been halfway home by now. But I was determined to knock out stuff around Louisville so that I can focus on the eastern part of KY next spring. I still have a few more stops in and around Louisville for tomorrow morning. I’m tempted to dawdle a bit more in KY as I have some stuff that I really wanted to get to on this trip. But it’s an 11 hour drive from Louisville to NYC. So I’ll give myself a cut-off of no later than noon before I hit the interstates in a big way.
Grassy lots today for the dogs. Nik and Grem were very disappointed when they could clearly see the gigantic river(s) from Paducah and Louisville today — and didn’t get to go! As exciting as these trips are, I think we’re all more than ready to be home.
A few shots from Paducah. It looks like they removed the vitrolite panels above the shop to add those air vents?
I love the way the zigzags of the lights and roofline complement each other:
There’s got to be a name for this style roof but I’ve never heard of anything. The lollipop style sign is great, too:
Moving on to Henderson — love the way the parts of this building are stacked:
So this must have been a gas station originally — though I’ve never seen one of this design before:
An awesome Art Deco building:
A trio of signs from Owensboro:
Over to Bardstown:
And later, finally, into Louisville. A couple detail shots from Stephens Drugs:
Right next door, this neat barber shop & beauty salon:
No food shots tonight — but I can give you a modern pickle sign from Louisville. The place features fried pickle chips. No, I didn’t get any:
And last one from Louisville — to go with the other parking signs I blogged about in New Orleans a week ago or so:
The next “wrap-up” post will be from home with more photos from the final day. I can’t promise it’ll be Monday but it should be no later than Tuesday night.