If you are like me, you don’t like to drive directly to your destination when travelling, you like to stop along the way. Enjoying the small town charm, hole in the wall restaurants and new attractions are just some of the benefits of planning double the time to get somewhere.
This past weekend, the housesitting adventure began for me and I headed out from Lexington to Nashville – ready to explore the destinations in between. One such destination was well worth the stop – The Whistle Stop in Glendale, KY.
This quaint, family owned business is just 2 miles off the interstate and well worth the detour. Glendale is one of those towns that you can drive through and if you blink, you miss it, however it has quite a few hidden gems.
The Whistle Stop has the most amazing flaky and tender fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes that will have you wanting more and buttery, savory green beans that melt in your mouth. I only wish there had been room for the coconut meringue pie for dessert!
Trains come through town every hour during the week and less frequently on the weekends, but if you are there when one comes through, you are in for a treat. The rumble of the train gently rocks the entire building and will have your both or table doing the same.
While your waiting, explore the gift shop area and take home a trinket or two as well as a t-shirt from this memorable stop. While you are in town, check out some of the local antique stores for more great finds.
For more great destinations, check out our USA Travel page for links to cities we’ve been exploring to find places to Eat, Stay and Play.