Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lincoln Bicentennial Trip - Part 2 of 10

Continuing with Farmington (see Part 1), this is an informal dining room atop the original brick flooring.

In what might be called a "basement" area - actually it is even with the ground - was John Speed's office. His writing desk, lap desk and boxed decanter is shown in available light. A small single bed is against the wall and provided, I'm sure, a cool respite on a hot summer day.

A final view of Farmington head on.

We next stopped at the Jim Beam distillery in Sheperdsville, Kentucky. It's a bit off the beaten path but our GPS unit took us right in the front door. The Outpost (shown) sells bourbon, memorabilia and souvenirs. A bourbon-tasting (two different types) was worth the time we spent there!

This statue is pretty realistic, huh? In the background you can see orange fencing, protecting areas damaged by a winter ice storm. Clean-up was still underway.