Covered Bridges – Iconic Symbols of America

Covered Bridge in Indiana, USA

Covered bridges, for me, are iconic symbols of America.  Every time I see one, whether on film or in real life, I experience a twinge of nostalgia. When you consider great American bridges you probably immediately think of engineering marvels like the Brooklyn Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. However I believe covered bridges should […]

Kentucky’s Fall Colors 2012

Fall is perhaps the most spectacular of all four seasons in Kentucky.  My eyes delight in autumnal bursts of vibrant, rustic colors.  Although the leaves may be dying, drifting slowly to the ground, there is something hopeful about crisp, fall air. Autumn begins with subtle changes in light, a darkening of the evening hours, and […]

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th Of July Image Credit “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and […]

Louisville’s Brown Hotel – Home Of The Kentucky Hot Brown

Ornate Ceiling - Brown Hotel Lobby - Louisville

Louisville’s historic Brown Hotel will become home to many tourists visiting our city this week for the famous Kentucky Derby.  Revered as the finest hotel in the city its opulent two-story lobby is truly breathtaking. To celebrate Derby Week I thought I might dedicate my posts to my new hometown and state.  So why not […]

The American Curiosity Shop

Best Kept Secret In Town

Sunny afternoons are perfect for browsing around quaint little curiosity shops.  Small American towns boast some of the most fantastic gift shops in the world.  I love wandering around charming old streets and stores, taking in a little piece of America.   I love the term Curiosity Shop, probably because of  Charles Dicken’s novel The […]

Thanks America For An Abundance Of Clean Toilets

Potty training triplets involved developing an astute awareness of the nearest location of public restrooms.  During those first few months of independent toileting the words “I got to go” echoed through my brain. Wherever we went I seemed to spend my time running to and from the bathroom, escorting one of my trio to their […]

Autumn Leaves – Fall Foliage in Kentucky

Fall trees on country road

  I love autumn and all the dramatic changes it brings to the tree covered hills and mountains of Kentucky.  I am blessed to live in a state with miles of highways and byways, bordered in fiery red, crimson, orange and golden hues each and every fall.  Pretty Sunday afternoon drives are guaranteed along the […]

Why I Love America – Drinks With Bottomless Refills

A glass of coca cola

Today is my first installment in a series of posts called “Why I Love America”.  These ramblings are dedicated to the small things in life, that are very American and to which I have become very accustomed.  Some are so miniscule we seldom pay them much attention.  But I truly believe, we sometimes tend to […]