A Sojourner’s Tale, Part Two of Two: Failed Utopias, Art, & Bourbon

Part Two: University of Kentucky Art Museum and the Bourbon Trail

Not knowing what to expect, we stopped by the art museum at UK and was pleasantly surprised by a nice collection of work.  Everything from the old masters to the works of contemporary artists are represented in the gallery and the museum space is quite nice.

Even though one section was closed for installation, the remaining exhibits were great.  I provided some photos (admittedly poorly shot ones) and the museum said that I could use them as long as they were not for profit since the pieces are part of their permanent collection–and I know this blog doesn’t make any money.  Enjoy!

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and even a video:

Images copyright of University of Kentucky

The above images are only a small sampling of the museum’s collection.  It was well worth the trip.

The Bourbon Trail

On our way out-of-town, we felt obligated to visit at least one distillery and since Woodford Reserve was closest, it was the winner.  The drive to the distillery was beautiful–full of horse farms, stone fences, rolling hills and lush forests.  It felt like I was in the English countryside.

We arrived at the distillery fully prepared to quality-control check some bourbon but, alas, the government (as usual) got in the way.  Since it was election day, Kentucky law states that liquor cannot be sampled, sold or bought to which we sounded a resounding “boooo!”  But I understand because I guess a bunch of drunk voters and politics don’t mix.

Disheartened, we walked the grounds that are nestled in a little valley of rolling hills which are cut through by a lazy river.  Not even the slight drizzle could “dampen” our mood.  And even though I contemplated an open letter to the governing body of Kentucky to change the law, the scenic route back to the interstate softened my mood and made our alcohol-free journey well worth the effort.

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  • Katrina  On May 19, 2010 at 15:36

    Hey, sounds like you had a great time with your hot girlfriend.

    • Stirling  On May 19, 2010 at 15:50

      I did! I think you know her don’t you? Tell her “hi” for me when you get a chance. 🙂


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