Join native Kentuckians Cameron M. Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess as they explore all the unique features that make the Bluegrass State one of a kind.
I am always looking for resources to learn more about not only the state I live in but new destinations around the country. It amazes me on a daily basis how much I still have not discovered in my home state of Kentucky, let alone around the country.
My Old Kentucky Road Trip is a gem. It’s written as a narrative describing the road trips (with side distractions) to destinations around Kentucky that the authors have taken. It’s an easy read and one that you can jump around in. It also allows you to discover someone’s experience to a location before booking your own to determine if it might intrigue you enough to go yourself.
While the middle of the United States tends to be dismissively referred to as “flyover states,” one would have a much different impression if they drove. To fly over Kentucky would be to miss treasures like Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home that rests inside a Greek-style temple, or the Jefferson Davis monument rising from a field in Fairview like a lone, stone Redwood. From the rip-roaring barn dances in Rabbit Hash to the silent reverence of the monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, the Commonwealth is rich with timeless landmarks and history.
Main Sections of the Book
The book is broken down into 5 parts including:
- Western Kentucky and the Jackson Purchase
- The Pennyrile
- The Bluegrass and Central Kentucky
- Northern Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley
- Southeastern Kentucky and Appalachia
About the Authors
Cameron Ludwick is a bookworm, trivia nerd and former band geek who still relies on the survival skills she learned at Girl Scout camp to cope with nature. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and lives in Central Kentucky. She spends time with Blair traveling the state for uncovering its best kept secrets.
Blair Thomas Hess is an avid antique collector and chronic hobbyist who stores sweaters and shoes in her oven and once won a sack-the-pig contest at the Trigg County Country Ham Festival. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and lives in Central Kentucky. She spends time with Cameron traveling the state for uncovering its best kept secrets.
Set out with the authors and join them on their “quirky adventure” as they set out across the great state of Kentucky. They also link to their website where you can keep up with their further adventures, personal stories and photos.
Note that this book was published in 2015 and we recommend visiting the website of your destination for up to date information.