Monday, July 27, 2015

Scavenger Hunt 1

Between illness and travel, I haven't been around much.  But I'm finally feeling better, catching up with my life, and I have my first set of photos for the Scavenger Hunt!

We traveled to Lexington, KY July 7 - 11 to visit Jay's family.  I was sick the entire time.  In fact, this summer cold had me down for two solid weeks. As in zero-energy-can't-breathe-sore-throat-want-to-curl-up-in-bed-for-a-week sick. Not being up to snuff, I didn't have the energy to get photographs and missed several opportunities for a college and structural columns, among other things.  But I did get a few shots in Kentucky.

#2 - an ornate door knocker

Okay, I suppose technically it might be a gate pull? But it looks like a door knocker to me. And what is really cool is that this knocker belongs to this:

The Castle Post in Versailles KY, just outside of Lexington. It was built in 1969 by the Martin family, so it isn't really old, but designed after old castles in Europe. It is now operated as a luxury bed and breakfast. You can't tell from this photo, but the 4 towers at the corners are just part of the outer fence. The castle really only takes up the very middle of the photo.

#12 - a public restroom
Taken via the mirror inside the ladies room at Hanger's Restaurant in Richmond KY (and carefully angled so as not to be a selfie).  I liked the art work on the walls.

#20 - a natural body of water:

This is the Kentucky River as seen from inside the in-laws Jeep Wrangler while crossing on the Valley View Ferry.  The ferry only fits two cars at once.  It was a rainy day when we were out, so we didn't leave the vehicle for photos on either side.  The ferry was founded in 1780 and is believed to be the oldest continually operating business in Kentucky.

The few other photos I have from Kentucky are of horse farms and don't fit any of the scavenger hunt requirements.  And honestly, I didn't really get anything good.


Karen said...

So sorry you've been sick! What a bummer; I hate summer colds. Hope you're feeling better now. We're at the tail end of our trip to the Canadian Rockies. Back to Sarah's on Wednesday. I have all but two of the items now (this trip was loaded with scavenger hunt goodies), but one that I'm missing is the ornate door knocker. Probably should have looked more closely on the door of the Chateau Lake Louise, but I never thought of it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I hate it when I've been sick for so long that I don't remember what feeling well is supposed to feel like.
Hope you're better soon.
The door knocker is a tough one, and I think that definitely counts. It looks like the front door of the castle to me!

Sian said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've been sick and your summer hasn't been up to much so far. Your photos are great: that's some castle, old or not

Keep on feeling well enough to get out and take pictures!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Hope you're coming out the other side now. I saw the second shot and thought, 'But they don't have castles in America, do they?!' That's a swanky looking rest room.

Alison said...

Sorry to hear you've been so poorly and hope that you really ARE on the mend that door knocker! Xx

debs14 said...

So sorry to hear you've been laid low for a couple of weeks, especially when you should have been enjoying a nice trip away.
That castle is fantastic, fancy putting their fancy door knocker on the gate - lucky you found it!
Hope you're well enough to go out and about and find some more on the list now.

MonicaB said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

I really like the door knocker, but the view behind it is amazing. That would be a cool B&B to stay in. said...

Great photos - what a building! It's lovely to see a part of the States I might never see in reality. I do hope you have recovered now - it's not nice being poorly at any time of year but particularly miserable in the summer. You did well to get these photos when not feeling your best.

Melissa said...

Great finds - I especially like the door knocker/gate pull!