Thursday, November 22, 2012

Over The Creek...

...and through the farms, down The Legacy Trail to the Cracker Barrel we go.

The weather has been outstanding these last few days.  And since it's really hard to prepare a nice Thanksgiving dinner yourself without breaking the no-more-than-three-ingredients rule (my gold standard for appropriate cooking), my friend Susan and I* picked fun, friends and someone else cooking and cleaning up as our three ingredients and met in Lexington to ride our bikes down The Legacy Trail.

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This beautiful trail was put in a couple years ago and opened just before the WEG.  We picked it up just outside the Kentucky Horse Park and headed towards downtown.

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It runs through much of UK's ag farm(s) and cuts back and forth over the Cane Run Watershed.  The bridges are fantastic, all different.

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And scattered throughout were beautiful street paintings.

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This doesn't really show up well, but inside each net/web box is a beautiful evergreen tree.  I'm not sure what they're researching, but it was interesting to see and think on.

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The trail passes under the interstate.

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And through a variety of farms.  This is a tobacco barn.  Look closely.  See the two green(ish) clumps near the top of the middle tree?  Do you know what that is?

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We cut off the trail and rode up Newtown Pike for a short way.

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And ended up at a Cracker Barrel.  Ate a Thanksgiving meal that couldn't be beat and then we rode back.

A Happy Thanksgiving :-D. 

Every day!

* Saint Tim enjoyed a home cooked meal with his family in Illinois.  I stayed home to take care of the farm and help out at the dog trial this weekend at The Training Center.

20 comments:

TheWilsonZoo said...

Happy Thanksgiving! There is a possibity those two greenish clumps could be mistletoe. It is an evergreen parasitic plant that grows in the Southern 2/3rds of the U.S.

Terry said...

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all!
I'm guessing mistletoe too.
Love that painting on the bridge.

Hilary said...

Fun images. Mistletoe.. really? I thought they were just squirrel's nests. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Alice said...

What a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving! Love the picture diary of the event!

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

What a wonderful day! We did Cracker Barrel too. But we drove--in the wind. And cold.
I would guess that the clumps are mistletoe. Unless your squirrels use greenish leaves for nests?

Christine said...

Three ingredient rule? You. Me. Separated at birth. Just sayin'.

Christine said...

Three ingredient rule? You. Me. Separated at birth. Just sayin'.

Christine said...

Oh, and are you planning to confirm what kind of nests those are or are you just going to leave us hanging?

Jenny Glen said...

Have fun at the Turkey Trot trial!

Sheepmom said...

Looks like a great outing. I'd say mistletoe, too. That street art looks like something you might have done! Glad you all had a nice day.

Lori Skoog said...

What a great idea on this beautiful day. Thanks for showing us the trail.

The Dancing Donkey said...

Now that's the way to spend a holiday. And what do you know, your 'gold standard' is just like mine:)

small farm girl said...

That is a nice place to ride! I might take up bike riding if we had that around here. Okay, maybe not. Hehehehe. Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

Dreaming said...

The trail looks so pretty. What a fun way to get to Thanksgiving dinner. I agree that the clumps might be mistletoe. We had it in SC, and even have another variety of it here in Colorado.

Deb W said...

Get the rifle! 'Best way to harvest mistletoe out of trees (maybe the only way?) is to shoot it out! Gotta watch where you're shootin' though. Some folks might not take to kindly to it. (when did I turn into Granny Clampett?)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yep, it's mistletoe and you shoot it out of the tree :-).

Michelle said...

We have a lot of mistletoe in Oregon so it doesn't just grow in the southern 2/3rds of the country!

Sounds like a perfect Thankgiving! Rick would never agree to separate celebrations, though....

Tombstone Livestock said...

Misletoe is all over Calfiornia also, I should go pull some out of my tree and sell it. Glad you had a good day, and St. Tim got some time with his family.

Michelle said...

Here in central KY there is mistletoe growing on all trees....except on our farm! lol Why is that?! Love the photos! Beautiful shots of Kentucky!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Cool! Are you going to shoot some out of a tree? Thanks for the tour..very interesting and the weather looks nice there:)

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