Sherry & Colette in front of our Overland Coach at Bardstown.
A few years ago we were looking around for places of interest within a weeks driving of our home. I believe it was Sherry who remembered Lester Perry an old friend taking his family there on vacation. We were sorta chasing Lincoln’s life a little and decided to drop in and check out Bardstown, home of the song, “My old Kentucky Home”. WE wanted to see the plays but first you must tour the HOME and grounds of the home where Steven Foster penned the words and music to “My Old Kentucky Home”. Two of our favorite travelers were with us, Sherry’s sister Colette and husband Sonny.
Sonny & Colette with our guide in front of “My old Kentucky Home”
Some of the cast of the show
(The carriage house out back, some of our cast)
A very good spot to visit and a low key destination place. There is some very good outdoor entertainment there, a favorite thing of ours.
Kentucky's longest-running outdoor drama and official outdoor musical celebrates the life of renowned American composer, Stephen Foster. Colorful period costumes, energetic choreography and over 50 of Foster's most beloved and timeless classics, including Kentucky's official state song "My Old Kentucky Home”.
I could hear pretty well then, and the plays were great and the Stephen Foster Songs were refreshing. A great outing….. There is more to do in Bardstown, but this is why we went.
Leaving here we went to the Sinking Spring, Birth place of Abe Lincoln. On the way we were behind this Grass/oat powered wagon. It is really a pleasure to go that slow sometime.
At the Sinking Spring Farm we found the replica of the birth home is enclosed here:
These steps that lead down To the sinking spring below:
We visited more places on this trip, but I enjoyed these very much.
Each day, each trip has been a thrill.
It is not unusual for a man of wealth to become famous i.e. George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, JFK, Hoover, Thomas Jefferson, etc. But I admire someone who can make it through adversity and humble beginnings. Whether I like their politics or not, I have to admire them.