how i spent my time away, part 3

we did a lot on saturday 
 i am going
 divide it
 two posts
 trust me
 its better that way

we left cincinnati around 9 am 
plan was 
to go 
 (the capital of kentucky) 
wander a bit
 have lunch
stop in midway on the way back

we drove for a while 
 mary wasnt sure we hadn't made a wrong turn
 we hadn't 
but we stopped 
we popped
thats a texas donut 
i could have eaten it all
 i am that much of an oinker
 i only ate that small piece
mary had a piece as well
i closed the box 
took it with us

we decided to make a short
detour to

(hey, its wednesday so of course there's a water tower or two)

it was charming

heading toward the highway
mary saw a sign for a japanese garden
yuko-en on the elkhorn

who could resist

that damsel fly
 was kind enough
 to stay put for
 a close up

there are a lot of these stone walls in kentucky
they are similar to those found in connecticut 
the kentucky walls 
top row of stones

we changed our plans a bit
heading to midway 
which as you can tell from its name 
is mid way between two places/cities
frankfort and lexington
it was also for us on the way to or from frankfort

i dont know if you recall the movie
five easy pieces
 the scene in which
 jack nicholson's character
 tries to order a sandwich

 i did

we lunched at the heirloom restaurant 

see that fried green tomato melt
i wanted that
the pimento cheese

our waiter was a bit annoyed
he kept telling me
 it was a
grilled cheese sandwich 
it needed the cheese

i suggested 
he simply have it become a bacon tomato sandwich
he had trouble wrapping his mind around that
he offered to use different cheese
i politely declined
he decided it was possible to accommodate me

after lunch 
which was tasty
 pimento cheese-less
we walked along midway's one street

that old train car
 sits across the road
the water tower

which seems a fitting way to end this segment


  1. Ha ha, you pimento cheese trouble maker! I'm happy restaurant man could finally wrap his head around the sandwich. Those red brick buildings are so beautiful. Robert and I both love them. For him they are reminiscent of Berkshire's all yellow brick and Cotswold stone round here...and for me they remind me of happy summers in Montreal. <3

  2. You, my dear, make the most of every vacation. I often order with precision and replacement and would definitely have skipped the pimento cheese. There are so many cheeses in the world, why pimento? Anyway, you look happy and relaxed, and could have easily eaten another bite of that donut with all the walking you do. Glad you had fun.

  3. Love all the pictures...looks like a nice little place.

  4. That's a big doughnut!

    There are a lot of Georgetowns around. I grew up in the countryside not far from a town of that name.

  5. I wonder if he thought you were just a tad pimentoly disturbed. ;)

    Looks like a great time. I do love those old signs on the brick buildings. the White Owl sign looks like it's been freshly repainted.

  6. Fun post.
    Thank you for taking all the photos that you did of your travels. So fun to tour with you.
    I'd like a sample of the d-nut!

  7. Five Easy Pieces is one of my favorite movies, so I definitely remember that scene. That doughnut--holy cow it's "YUGE"!


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