Friday, June 26, 2009
A Drive in Rural Kentucky
This morning the weather was perfect. Warm but not hot or humid, with a clear blue sky. We decided to go for a drive in our newly acquired convertible with the top down. (It's still new to us so it's fun). We decided to drive to Rabbit Hash because it's such a pretty drive. The scenery changes from developing suburbia to honest-to-goodness countryside very quickly as we drive down Mt. Zion Road. The road winds through horse country past barns and ponds. It's shady and cool because of large, old trees beside the road. We pass a Boy Scout camp and a farm where they keep miniature horses.
The road gets narrower and even more winding, then you come to the sign that announces "Rabbit Hash, Registered on the List of Historic Places". It's a tiny hamlet, tucked in a bend in the road next to the Ohio River. It's not a tourist trap. It's a real place where real people live. The locals come often for live music and dancing in the big barn. They have a back room in the general store where you can browse through antiques and "junktiques" as well. If you drive past Rabbit Hash and continue on the road along the Ohio River, the road becomes even narrower and trees overarch the road. Along there, there are little houses with tin roofs and porches all across the front. There are cottages of the type that would be found around a lake. There are boats parked in driveways and boys carrying fishing poles.
I would have loved to have taken photos along the way, but my husband was with me, and he doesn't have the patience to stop for photos. One day I will drive there by myself and take lots of photos. My new camera has been ordered... I can't wait!