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Barton 1972 Distillery, Kentucky

"Barton 1972 Distillery"
300 Baron Road,
Bardstown, KY. 40004
1-866-239-4690

You might be curious as to why we did go to so many distilleries, well I truly think you need to check this one because, WELL BECAUSE IT WAS FREE??! Yep, not sure how they do it, not sure? But when we did visit there was no charge for an amazing visit. The tour was one of the best, most detailed and the treats you get too sample are just amazing. We had to buy some of those chocolates they do sell. My hubby was like you do realize that each chocolate is worth $1.00 each? I know it, Let me tell ya, they are the best chocolates you will ever have and they taste like bourbon. So so so so so so so so so SO SO SO good!!! You maybe be asking, Beth what did you get from this distillery, well we did purchase those I got have another box of those chocolates but not sure when we will be getting to Kentucky again any time soon & a bottle of their chocolate liquor. SO SO GOOD!! Like a great dessert in a bot…

Bernheim Arboretum, Kentucky

"Bernheim Arboretum" and Research Forest  2075 Clermont Road Clermont, KY 40110
A great place to take your dog for a walk. Go on a date, take a picnic, whatever it maybe but just take time to get away and just relax. So many hiking trails, great walking locations. So many blooms plants and trees. So calming. Quiet. We were there when it was a free time. I am not sure if it is always free, but do check into that. We had a fun time just looking around. Lots of must see art as well. The bottom shots reminds me of a game I did play as kid where you had a ball or twine that you had to keep from falling with some sticks, I don't recall the name of the game but wanted to share this amazing design with you ...here is what the sign below it did say about the artist: "Photosynthesis" - by: Myung Gyun You, 2014, Born in South Korea, lives in Philadelphia, PA, 2014 Bernheim Artist in Residence, Materials: Lath, wire, lumber, and wood stain. Myung Gyun You explores the rela…

Jim Beam, Clermont, Kentucky

"Jim Beam", 526 Happy Hollow Rd, Clermont, KY 40110 hours:  9AM–5:30PM phone: (502) 215-2295
Hey there!! Welcome! Glad you stopped in today, are you a drinker? Maybe 1 who does partakes for a drink every now and then? Only in cooking? 1 who has never drank the stuff? What are you thoughts? Do you have a favorite spirit? I am usually a fan of vodka. NOT that I drink it constantly or even on an every day basics. Just a fan of once in a blue moon. The hubby & I are not big drinkers but when in Kentucky you are meant to check out these distilleries. I mean it is tradition after all & you don't even have to walk in to smell the bourbon. You can smell it in the air. I wonder if they make it a cologne? It is a lovely scent. Kentucky lives, breathes and bleeds bourbon. Whatever makes ya money.

We did come home with a bottle of Red Stag (my fave) and Fire (the hubby's fave). There are so many options to pick from and I am sure it will change soon enough when they do a…

Fred Hamilton Garden, Hiawassee, GA

Fred Hamilton Gardens, Hiawassee, GA, This was a free gardens, we did make a donation while we were there just to be kind. Not many folks walking around the folks working there did say we should have been there the week before, 'cause that was when all the rhododendron were in full bloom. Is that not how it always is??! You never seem to be in an area when you need to be ... but there were a few blooms leftover. The hubby when planning our trips always looks to see if there are FREE gardens and other spots in an area just to check out while you are in that neck of the woods. WHY NOT? You never know what you might see!! So fun ...nice exercise. These gardens are so well taken care of ...gorgeous details ...so they have really gone the extra mile. 
Phone: 706-896-4191 - Address: 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee Georgia 30546 - Located 1 mile west of Hiawassee Georgia on US 76
Hours and Fees Garden hours of operation are 9 am - 3 pm daily. Admission charge is $3. (We did see this sig…

Anna Ruby Falls, Helen, GA

Anna Ruby Falls, Helen, GA, 706-878-1448, located in Unicoi State Park, we were staying at the Riverbend campground, Hiawassee, GA and took this day trip to see several waterfalls. Such a fun day. I keep thinking as many time as I have spelled HIAWASSEE, I am going to remember how to spell that, boy is that a tough word to spell. Anna Ruby Falls, lies in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Every time we said Chattahoochee I always think of Alan Jackson's  country song ... makes me smile. There is a fee of $3.00 per person (ages 16 & up) to visit Anna Ruby Falls. Anna Ruby Falls is open daily (weather permitting) from 9AM - 6PM. Nobody admitted on the trail after 5PM.




Please enjoy this vlog from that day. So pretty. Lots of folks walking around. I meant to get a picture of this warning about "copperheads" ...they called them friendly, don't be afraid they did say ... if you leave them alone they will leave you alone? I about died ...YOU GOT TO BE KIDD…

Riverbend Campground, Hiawassee, GA

"Riverbend Campground, Hiawassee, GA", this was our 1st visit. Such a well cared for, gorgeous locations for camping and have a ton of fun... this is one of the best campgrounds we have ever stayed in ...Beth how can you say this you might ask? ...the bathrooms were well cared for, gorgeous views, pretty easy access to water for water exercise, kayaking, areas for group togetherness and locations to walk and just time to relax. Even close to many locations of MUST SEE SIGHTS, waterfalls, hiking and suchness. We were there for "Eggs on the Hiawassee" one of our Casita rallies. SO FUN!!



Please enjoy the vlog from that day. You can hear lots of bugs and birds. We just hopped into the waters behind our campsite and just rowed away. We have 2 other couples who did borrow our kayaks to enjoy these waters as well. So fun. I love going out on waters to enjoy the day and take some pics. There are duck families every where, but they didn't like it when you got close ...s…

Helton Creek Falls, Georgia

Helton Creek Falls, Georgia


Enjoy the vlog from that day. Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take care. Be Well & Be Blessed. Beth ( ;

Sycamore Shoals, TN

"Sycamore Shoals State Park, Tennessee", I was curious what a "shoals" are? I went to google to get more info ... here is what google did say "a large number of fish swimming together." ...The other place I know of talking about "shoals" would be "Muscle Shoals" in "Sweet Home Alabama" song by Lynyrd Skynyrd. "Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers, And they've been known to pick a song or two". Muscle Shoals is a Sound Studio. Not sure how it got it's name? Maybe you know?

I still didn't get the meaning or understanding of why there is a state park there? so I wanted to get some research to pass that along to you my friends so you 2 would understand and might wish to visit this amazing state park when in TN. Here is what the website above did say, just a bit though... "In 1772, leaders in the settlement came together to establish “the first free and independent community on the continent,” four ye…

Blue Hole Falls, Tennessee

Blue Hole Falls, Tennessee, is a popular sight for local folks to come and enjoy a quick dip in these waters. For us it was our 2nd time stopping by to enjoy the hike, stretch our legs. A moment out of heat. Nice day to get away when in this area. Thought I took a vlog/video ...but sadly I did dream that, maybe next time I will remember to do that. Enjoy these shots.  Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take care. Be Well & Be Blessed. Beth ( ;

Watauga Dam Campground, TN

We got to stay at Watauga Dam Campground, Elizabethton, Tennessee, back in the beginning of May 2017. With all the recent rains the dam was working overtime, so we thought? 1st time we have stayed in this campground ...so we were enjoying it as newbies ...but the water was way up in the campsite ...one minute right there with the ducks enjoy the waters and then we would return after a trip away and the waters were gone??! So wild!

Please enjoy the vlog from that day!! I did make mention in my video note there on Youtube that I hoped or thought I got a shot of the ducks, I did ...it is just not in video form, but picture form? There they are above? See the "duck couple", so cute!! I loved that!! So sweet!!! Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take care. Be Well & Be Blessed. Beth ( ;

Sculptures at Hershey Gardens

Such amazing sculptures there at "Hershey Gardens" ... let's check them out. As I say there are so many areas to walk around there at the gardens ...gorgeous trees to stand under if you are dealing with lots of sun. Great shades. Herb gardens, a perfect place for great visit no matter the season. So fun!! I think my favorite will be the butterfly girl ...she just looks so happy and free. 2nd fave is the girl smelling the rose. Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are well today. Take care. Be Well & Be Blessed! Beth ( ;

Crescent Hill Baptist Church, GA

Crescent Hill Baptist Church circa 1922. We were visiting a Casita rally staying at the Riverbend Campground in Hiawassee, GA. It was a gorgeous church so I told the hubby we needed to stop there on the way back to the campground. We made a stop and took some pics ... of this beauty. I was hoping for some more info online ... one website said it was circa 1872. So I am not sure which to believe. I am just telling you want the church actually had on the building. Not sure where the website got it's info? But it was very interesting to read and all that jazz.
"Crescent Hill Baptist is nestled in the North Georgia foothills overlooking the picturesque Nacoochee Valley, carved out over centuries by the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River.  The church also overlooks a historically significant ancient Indian mound built by the Mississipian Indian culture known as ‘Moundbuilders’.  The mound is a famous local landmark that was formally excavated in 1915 by a team of archaeologist…

Blooming at Hershey Gardens

There are so many amazing awesome great sight to see at "Hershey Gardens" ... so breathtaking!!! Enjoy the view from a vlog that day, we were visiting the Sunday before Memorial Day ...peaceful day. Imagine if you will ...having a wedding, anniversary get together or other parties at this gardens ... such fun!! Do you have a favorite flower? Hey there!! Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take care. Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;