Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lincoln Bicentennial Trip - Part 3 of 10

The Jim Beam Outpost under a cloudy sky. It didn't rain while we were there, at least.

These narrow buildings (below) house the wooden barrels where the bourbon is aged for eight years.
I assume this is the "working" part of the plant, one we weren't able to see. In any case, the people who work there are friendly, the setting is gorgeous and the bourbon couldn't be better. I'd highly recommend a stop there.

We then headed south to Hodgenville, Kentucky to Abraham Lincoln's birthplace. Since this is the 200th anniversary of his birth, our timing couldn't have been better. The birthplace is now managed by the National Park Service and while we were there, there were only a few other people enjoying the site.

This sign (below) appears at the welcoming center.