|selfie to kick off kid free weekend!|
|Steve, Becky and us at KY State Fair|
That afternoon we met up with Steve and Becky for a cocktail before heading over to the state fair for a concert. We listened to several country artists perform, and decided to walk around the fairgrounds and check out all of the excitement. We wandered through the buildings, seeing many huge cows. When we stepped outside, we stumbled into a nice gentleman who offered us a ride on his golfcart to the large arena where Saddlebred horses were practicing. He explained that World’s Championship Saddlebred Horse Show was going on over the next couple of weeks, and that over 2,000 horses from across the world were competing for more than $1 million in awards. He also slipped in that he was a horse trainer for William Shatner.
We watched the horses practice for awhile, admiring their beauty. Then we decided to walk inside the building that housed the temporary stalls for all of these magnificent creatures. We stopped to pet many of the horses, and eventually spoke with a man who owns Grey Ridge Stables. He was kind enough to talk to us for over 30 minutes, explaining all that goes on at these shows and his history.
After we left the fair, we returned to our hotel to park the car, and then we walked a block away to grab a late dinner and hit one of the guy's favorite bars in the fun "4th Street Live" area.
We stumbled back to our room around 1AM, and slept in the following morning (enjoying something that we NEVER get to do anymore with three young kids). We finally rolled out of the hotel around lunch and walked to a pizza spot for lunch, and then explored along the riverfront. We even made it halfway across the beautiful pedestrian bridge that takes you to Indiana.
|former train bridge turned into pedestrian bridge|
|the devilish red eyes say enough|