November 16, 2010

Road Trip: Louisville, KY

I believe my husband and I are making this a yearly trip.  A trip that I love!  My husband is always interested in attending the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville each year.  This show has the largest amount of sheep, cattle, horses, mules, or whatever livestock you want to see.  We try to hit it each year on the weekend of the sheep show.  We both enjoy staying at the 1840 Tucker House Bed & Breakfast.  The house is filled with antiques and the breakfast is (pardon the expression) die for.

Our first stop this year was at the exposition center.  We spent all of our time in the sheep barn.  This is a shot from last year showing just how many sheep this barn holds.

This is the one picture I took this year of the sheep.  This ewe was so peacefully, chewing her cud and totally ignoring all of the chaos going on around her.  Doesn't she look totally oblivious and happy?

After spending some time in the sheep barn, we took off to do some antiquing.  We hit the Derby City Antique Mall and spent a couple of hours.  This mall has around 170 vendors with three floors of antiques.  I ended up purchasing a small drop leaf table for our living room.

Then we headed to the Tucker House.  I love, love, love this bed & breakfast.  The rooms are so comfortable.  Every need is met from the usual toiletries to a keeping room where you can get bottled water, snacks, dvd's or videos, and coffee.  Extra pillows, blankets, and robes are in the bedroom closet.  And you are welcomed by the owner's, Steve and Devona, Sophie, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, and Tucker, the cat.  This is a picture of Tucker House from last fall.  We didn't have a good shot of it this year because of more parked vehicles.

The bedroom we have chosen the last two years is the Courting Chamber.  It has beautiful pictures hung in the room of couples courting.  We especially like the bathroom with this bedroom.  Look at that sink!  I  would love to have one just like it some day!

This is the living room and all of it's wonderful period antiques.

The Dining Room:

The entry hall with staircase:

The outside front door entry is even inviting.  I love the bench and the antique sled which is hidden right behind that column...and of course, Tucker!

Before we left, I snuck across the hall and took a picture of one of the other bedrooms that was empty.  This room holds a small bed for a child, too!

Please take a look at the Tucker House and if you are in the Louisville area, check it out.  From our experience, you definitely won't be disappointed.

Oh, by the way, for breakfast we had grilled grapefruit with bananas, baked eggs with cream and two cheeses, bacon, german sausage, and pumpkin pancakes.  Mmmm, so good!  This is the kitchen where all of the magic happens:

Enjoy your week!

Judy :)

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