Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in Kentucky

Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in Kentucky

Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in Kentucky

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Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in Kentucky

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in Kentucky and if you are here on Sunday then chances are I’m in my RV and traveling back home!  I’d sure appreciate any positive and safe travel thoughts you may send my way.

We had a fantastic but way too short time in Louisville this weekend! With the Derby coming up next weekend I sure wanted to stay but the bills must be paid, so back to work for me on Monday.

Weekly Workout Summary

Again I find myself short on blogging time and no update to my colorful Weekly Workout Summary but I did get some activity in.

Sunday – Rest 
Monday – 3.03 Miles and Leg Day at the gym
Tuesday – Flex it Pink’s Girls Run the World Virtual 5k
Wednesday – Chest and Tri’s at the gym
Thursday – Run 1.45 Miles
Friday – Walking and sightseeing
Saturday – Kentucky Derby Half Marathon

I cut my run short on Thursday morning simply because I ran out of time to get things packed the night before.  Weather moved in and Tricia moved out, well for about 30 or so minutes. I do not like to be in the RV when storms come through! Not ashamed at all to say I’m a scaredy cat in that thing!

I’ll leave you with some picture randomness from this week:

Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in Kentucky

Flex it Pink’s Girls Run the World 5k

I was thrilled to get to participate in another Flex it Pink’s Virtual runs. This time it benefitted a charity called Dress a Girl. Their mission is to provide young girls with new handmade dresses all over the world. I can only imagine what it did for these girls who received dresses. I know how I enjoy dressing up every once in a while!

Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in Kentucky

How fitting is this Tiara medal?

Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in Kentucky

How neat is this, we found this Himalayan Salt block and none other than Walmart for like $20. We haven’t had a chance to try it out, but I can’t wait!

Let The Weekend Begin….

When we left for work on Thursday morning, we were packed and ready to roll out of town as soon as we got off.  We were able to leave town around 6PM despite having to wait to get our propane tanks filled. Sometimes I think the hardest part is actually leaving town!

It’s been a month since we traveled and I was itching to get back on the open road. Louisville is about an 8-hour drive, a little more in the RV so I wanted to try to get in at least 4 hours before we stopped overnight.

All went as planned and we pulled into a Walmart in Athens, AL near the Tennessee line and hit the pillow.

Friday morning, I walked around the parking lot to stretch my legs and we showed patronage in the store by stocking up on some supplies and Mr. Sippi donuts for breakfast!

About an hour or so into our trip we took a detour and stopped in the small town of Lynchburg, TN population less than 6400. You may not be familiar with Lynchburg, but I bet you know what it is known for. The most famous whiskey brand, Jack Daniels!

Ok, Holly, you are an exception (she has visited here before and told me I had to stop by) 🙂 Did you know every single bottle of Jack Daniels is made right there in Moore County. Also did you know you can’t legally purchase a bottle here either?? Yup, it’s a dry county! Pretty amazing right?

weekly wrap 91 weekend in kentucky

There were several tour options and we choose the Flight of Jack tour. It was 1.5 hours long and we got to see and learn about the process it takes to make a bottle of Jack.  At the end of our tour we got to sample 5 different flavors of Jack Daniels. I’ll let you scroll through the pictures. There not many inside as you couldn’t take pictures but it was so very interesting if you ever get the opportunity don’t pass it up.

Back on the road

weekly wrap 91 weekend in Kentucky

Loved the sights traveling through TN and KY

We were still facing about 4 more hours of travel, but the sights kept us entertained.

weekly wrap 91 weekend in Kentucky

Old Barn in TN

We ran into heavy traffic around Nashville and lost a lot of time and I forgot we went through a time change and lost another hour. We had to go to “Plan B” and drive straight to the expo before it closed. Thankfully it was held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, formally known as the Fairgrounds. To say this site was large is rather an understatement! There were no problems parking our RV whatsoever!

weekly wrap 91 weekend in Kentucky

I’m ready to race!

I have finished my recap for Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon so I hope you’ll go by and visit it. I’ll skip over most of the race details so I don’t duplicate. Since I had to finish my Weekly Wrap post anyway, it was just easier to go ahead and recap this race while it’s fresh on my mind (even though I have several other races I need to recap) 🙁

In pure summary form, I had a super fantastic race. It was every bit what I hoped it would be. As I tell you in my recap, I only regret not having more time to enjoy Louisville.

After the race on Saturday, we ate at a place called Wild Eggs where I got to enjoy a mimosa as we waited on a table and then take a look at this stack of pancakes!

Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in Kentucky

They came with a peanut butter sauce not pictured! Rest assured, I did not eat all of these but I did manage about half of them! 🙂

I was wanting to see the river and we were chatting with a couple who also ran the race and were staying at the Galt House hotel. They said it had good views so we snapped some medal pictures there.

Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in Kentucky

The Ohio River

I guess there is another regret, pictured across the bridge is Indiana. I’ve never been that far north so I wish we could have gone across just to say I’ve been there.  I wonder too if the river always looks like this or if the storms from the morning brought all this debris?

Another thing I noticed is it’s much calmer than our Mighty Mississippi. If fact the couple who we talked to over breakfast, I think they were from Pennsylvania, asked us if we swim in the Mississippi River. I almost spit my drink out, I said not unless we wanted to die! There may be parts way off the main channel where it’s possible but recommended? Uummm NO! When I’ve seen the river, it is always swirling and very angry. The current is fierce! Not to mention you don’t want to get in that icky muddy water.

Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in Kentucky


Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in KentuckyBack at the campground, I had a chance to look around since it was late when we arrived last night. Take a look at this jumping pad! I admit I had to try it out before the night was over!

Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in Kentucky

We stayed at the KOA South of Louisville which is about 25 minutes to downtown. Tip: There are not many Uber’s here! You don’t want to miss what happened race morning in my recap either!

Weekly Wrap 91 Weekend in Kentucky

Our site was quite nice. It had a firepit, gliding rocker, picnic table and table and chairs on a concrete pad.

Fitbit said I only got 5 hours of sleep last night so after my shower, I took a much-needed nap.  We had planned to go on an adventure tonight and I knew I’d be out late.

We ate sandwiches at the campground and relaxed til about 8:30. Then we left headed to Louisville’s Mega Caverns for an underground zip lining adventure!

Yes, you heard me right, we zip lined underground! Mega Caverns is an old limestone mine they have turned into an adventure park. I did not take my phone with me but check out this video I found that gives you an idea of what we did.


How amazing is that? It was great fun but as it approached midnight, I was ready to get back to my bed. I have had a day for sure!

Sunday we traveled back home. If you saw the system moving from TX through to the East coast you know it had a reputation for spawning tornadoes and torrential rains. Just what I wanted to face in the RV!

It was nerve-wracking for sure but I am the co-pilot and I was swapping back and forth from one weather app to another then to twitter for weather related hashtags. We did have to pull over for about an hour and let a line come through but it was the perfect time to get gas and chill a bit.

Google maps re-routed us off an exit due to a major wreck and saved us another hour it appeared. Gotta love technology for times like this.

We stopped in Tuscaloosa for supper and we made it back to our campsite by 10 PM. Oh, you caught that too? Yup, we’re still camping! 🙂

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  1. I’ve never even heard of cooking on a salt block… I learn so much from reading blogs!

    I’m sending positive vibes for safe travels home. Can’t wait to read your recap when you get a chance to write it!

    Thanks for the linkup!
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  2. The salt block looks interesting! I’ve never heard of that before. Congrats on a great week and hope you have a safe trip back!
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  3. Cooking on a salt block sounds cool! I’ve never heard of it before but I’m always willing to try something new 🙂

    Looking forward to your recap for your race today! 🙂
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  4. I cook WITH Himalayan salt but not ON it! How cool! Can’t wait to see what you make with it. I’d be all over the Kentucky Derby because I love horses. I’d love to do that race as well. Safe travels!
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  5. Love that bling from your race! Way to go!
    I have Himalayan Sea Salt, but i’ve never cooked with it actually! I don’t really know how to use it. I’ve been to KY before (i’m in Ohio and it’s not far away!) but never to the derby. But i’d be up for it – it sounds fun! I moved to Ohio from upstate NY and used to love going to Saratoga for the race tracks. Seeing the derby in real life would be a cool experience!
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  6. I never knew you could cook on a salt block! I must learn more!

    I’d love to run the Derby…you know I live right by Arlington Park and horse racing is huge around here! The Derby is like the Boston Marathon of horseracing, right?
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    • Yes that is a good analogy, the Derby is like the Boston Marathon to horseracing! I’d so do this race again!
      I’ll let you know how the cooking on the salt block goes, MB told me about it. We were going to try it last night but it started to rain so we stayed inside.
      Tricia recently posted…Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon 2017My Profile

  7. I can’t wait to hear about your race! We’ve driven through Kentucky but not to visit. Hope you made it back home safely!

  8. Love that idea for the virtual and such a great cause. Hope your race went well look forward to reading about it
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  9. What a great cause to run for – love it. How do virtual runs work?
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    • Virtual runs are run anywhere or mostly anytime. You sign up and they send you the medal and whatever else comes with it like stuff you’d get in a race packet. You then run your race. A lot of them benefit charities which I really like. Flex it Pink is a company I use a lot.
      Tricia recently posted…Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon 2017My Profile

  10. I have not heard about cooking on a salt block but it sounds intriguing! I’d be skittish in an RV in heavy storms too – better safe than sorry when it comes to Mother Nature! I hope you have a great week and have time for coffee this weekend. 🙂
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  11. I’ve heard of cooking on a salt block but have never tried it because they are quite pricy–but $20 for one is awesome!! Hope Kentucky went well-can’t wait for the recap, it’s one that has been on my to run list for awhile now!

  12. I can’t wait to read your recap of the Derby race. I’ve heard it was a great race but heard that Saturday was a nightmare with the weather and delays. One of my IRL friends ran it. I hope the race went well for you!
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  13. Nope never cooked on a salt block. Would love to go to the derby. Horse racing is the big thing here all summer. Saratoga flat track. People come from all over the world.

    Kudos on another productive week and another half.
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  14. I hope you had a safe and enjoyable trip!

    That medal is so precious! and the cause sounds amazing! I loved wearing dresses when I was a little girl!

    Thank you for hosting!
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  15. That tiara medal is so cute! I look forward to hearing about your weekend race. I heard it was a tough one.
    Chaitali recently posted…Weekly ReviewMy Profile

  16. That salt block thing looks like something the hubs would like! I’ve only driven through KY, but would love to check out the Derby.

  17. Yes, we love our salt block and cook on it a lot. You don’t need to season your food first, it will season it for you 🙂 I would love to run in that race, the Kentucky derby has always fascinated me! I will have my cocktail ready and my hat on and will watch it on Saturday, can’t wait! Safe travels RV warrior!
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  18. KY born and raised – though I’ve STILL never made it to the Derby. So it’s on my list.

    I’ve cooked on a salt block before, though it’s been a while. It makes everything taste DELICIOUS. Excited to hear what you think about it!

  19. The Virtual 5K sounds great! I haven’t done one in a while. I’ve only been to Kentucky once, 10 years ago for the NCAA tournament. I was in the band and our basketball team made the tourney! I’d definitely go back for a run!
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  20. The Derby would be SOOO much fun to see and I look forward to your Derby Half race recap! Very exciting. I’ve never heard of a Himalayan Salt block before. My dad’s cows have salt blocks to lick but I know they’re not Himalayan 😉 haha
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  21. I can’t wait to hear about the race! What do you so with a salt block?

  22. Oh salt blocks! I’ve been meaning to get one of those! I hope your half marathon went well!

  23. We’ve used a salt block and loved it! Can’t wait to hear how it works out for you.
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  24. I had so many friends running KDFM this year again. I heard it was delayed bc of weather and then hot. Looking forward to your recap!
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  25. You stay so busy!!!! I would need a weekend to recover from your weekends.
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  26. Lots of great stuff in this post! Awesome that you have another HM finish in your cap, and those pancakes look delicious. The photo of the old barn is awesome–love imagery like that! So crazy that Jack Daniels is made in a dry county! There is a local whisky distillery just down the block from my house. I frequently walk my dog by there, and you can smell the whiskey smell from the fans out back. I hate whiskey, and to keep from my stomach turning, I have to hold my nose. 🙁
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  27. So glad you guys made it home safely and that you had a great trip! That zip line looks amazing!! I’m heading over to check out the recap now! 🙂
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  28. What a FUN weekend!! Glad you got to experience Lynchburg!! Nashville traffic is always crazy but y’all were driving through RNRnashville traffic. An extra 33,000 people were passing through as well!!! I’m glad you were able to dodge the storms and that your race went as planned. Zip lining sounds like a blast. I need to try it underground!!!
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  29. Yes that is exactly what we were doing in Nashville. I should have planned more time but it did all work out thankfully!
    Tricia recently posted…Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon 2017My Profile

  30. Looks like such a fun weekend. I’ve been to Kentucky and Louisville but haven’t done any of these things. The zip lining looks fun.