Friday, June 5, 2009
National Donut Day
Last night we parked right next to a small park, where there are ten murals along the floodwall in downtown Maysville KY, that illustrate four centuries of history and represent the four seasons. www.cityofmaysville.com
After admiring the murals we crossed the passage to the Ohio River at Limestone Landing. Here we were able to take in the majestic sight of the river, and we saw up close the bridge we took to get here last night.
Then we headed to Highway 68 for the four hundred mile yard sale. Sixty communities participate in this annual event along scenic byway historic Highway 68, which crosses the state from east to west. And we plan to drive it the whole way.
There were so many yard sales that we had to come up with a system to decide when to stop. We decided we would count and stop at each seventh sale on our side of the road. After a couple small ones, we stopped at a huge one with tons of vendors where we did a lot of walking under a very hot sun. After that, we decided we had enough for one day. www.400mile.com
We went to Lexington KY and found the Krispy Kreme and the Dunkin Donuts. Today is National Donut Day and they were giving away free donuts. We are always up for celebrating any sweet national holiday.
We then kept going west on Highway 68, which seemed to disappear at times or change names. It became the Bluegrass Parkway, the Western Parkway, and the Pennyrile Parkway. Four hours later, we stopped for the night in Hopkinsville, KY in a grocery store parking lot.