how i spent my time away - finale

we drove from midway to frankfort
(that photo is actually taken in georgetown on our way back to cincinnati)

somehow we turned the wrong way on rte 32
it was a lovely afternoon
the sun was shining
the road was 2 lanes in either direction
it was bucolic 

as we drove and drove and drove
the road got narrower more twisty more deserted
at one point i wondered aloud why build a road that seems to go nowhere
mary drove cautiously some of the curves so tight we feared a local might come barreling in the opposite direction
we both wondered at the same time if we had enough gas
i laughed about how saving the texas donut since morning was a good thing
just as we thought we heard the theme from deliverance we saw behind a dish truck
mary waved
he pulled over 
a brief conversation

we were directed 
not along the road you see below 

 in the other direction

after a few miles 
we both
high above the trees
 a gas station sign

we cried simultaneously

for us 
santa fe's paseo was referred
 paseo paseo aka the vortex

now we'll always have 
josephine road

we did finally make it to frankfort

its the capital of kentucky
where there is one
little street that serves as a sort of touristy spot
it was however deserted
no one around
no one in the restaurants
no shops open

alas we missed the et screening

but the ghost signs are charming

american flags plentiful

our list of things to see 
 the old capital building 

the governors mansion


a short ride out of town 
 frankfort cemetery

daniel and rebecca boone 
are buried

the kentucky river 

that's the 'new' capital building
 peeking through the trees

it was a really fun day
i dont know why but i love getting lost
especially with mary

~ postscript ~

we drove on and on and on 
along josephine road
 there were some cows sleeping 
i wished 
we could stop
as i said
 the road was narrow 

to make it up to me
 on the way back

  mary and i attempted to find a sign
 i had spotted 
when we first approached georgetown

well believe it or not
 after at least 4 trips up/down the main road 
we couldn't find it 

so mary circled back 
to let me get this shot

a fitting way to end this travelog


  1. Now that's what I call a fab road trip Daryl.. time spent with girlfriends is the best fun! Btw love that your nails match your glasses :)

  2. The capitol buildings really draw my eye- and so do those ghost signs.

  3. That was fun! I love that you'll always have Josephine rd. :D Those beautiful colonial-type buildings fit so naturally into the landscape for me. Your photos remind me of those early 19C paintings. Lovely.

  4. No water towers? (just kidding) At first your drive sounded like one of my geocaching jaunts, or way back in the day when I was building pipelines and scouting routes in the backwoods of Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. I saw some sights back then I did and lived to tell about a few.

  5. What pretty garden gate! I like getting lost -- but prefer it with a full tank of gas. Good thing that Texas doughnut was in the car. LOL. What a great trip.