Berea, KY

We pulled into camp yesterday around 4 pm. I am spoiled. RV Parks should be like Country Waye in Luray – or KY Horse Park in Lexington. We are right off 21 and next to a car wash. Pretty bleak. But I am here for visiting and checking out the town.

LKs sister and her family came down from Lexington yesterday for a quick visit. I feel bad we didn’t just sit around a campfire and talk but we were hungry and tired. So Cracker Barrel it was. She found a yummy goat milk lotion – the scent was “Blue Ridge Wildflowers” and having lived on the Blue Ridge Mountains for 10 year  — they got the smell right. I bought a few things. = 0)

My uncle started having some heart flutters. We didn’t hesitate and took him to the ER. He is fine but better safe than sorry. His new thyroid med is the culprit.

Sitting in the waiting room LK has his laptop, I had my netbook, my aunt had her iPhone, I showed her my iTouch — then some unsavory looking man said “Where y’all staying?” WTF? Maybe I am just not as trusting as I should be but really WHAT THE FUCK! LK said over by the interstate. I would NOT have been so nice.

I haven’t seen much of Berea but I am hopeful today’s visiting puts it in a better light. I feel like I could have gone to any small town in NC with some craft shops and saved the 8 hour drive.

Saw little carnage inside upon arrival. I am learning where to stow things when we are mobile. I lost a horse head figurine I bought several years ago during my first trip to Kentucky Horse Park. Sad moment. Swapping my desk and futon really helped keep the disarray down.

While on the road a fellow WolfPack fan spotted my flag hanging in the window and gave us the HOWL hand signal. Very cool — other than that the trip here was (as we like it) uneventful.

3 Replies to “Berea, KY”

  1. Didn’t know you had a road trip planned. I’m glad you’re getting all this practice packing up and traveling, so you’re trip up here will be hassle-free. 🙂

  2. That is what I am hoping. I am thinking about just donating everything that is fragile that doesn’t tie down to the animal shelter thrift shop. Easier than worrying about what will break next. = )

  3. Don’t just visit the shops. Visit the working artisan studios…Michelle Weston (glass blowing), Ken Gastineau (metal jewelry), Jimmy Lou Jackson (Hot Flash Beads), Mary & Neil Colmer (wseaver/cornshuck dolls). Go out to Wolf Gap and visit Tater Knob Pottery and talk with Sarah and Jeff. Berea is way more than craft shops. It’s people who do some incredibly interesting and beautiful things.

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