08 July 2007

Take A Brazilian Home

Bardstown--about 30 minutes up the road from E-town--has an annual Street Concert, which features local talent, has a bit of food & beer, and most importantly FREE! Since Tracy had to work [aww bad luck TK!], Christi & I met up with Bobby, Angie, Q, Meredith, & John House and we all schlepped down to the town square in Bardstown with our coolers and lawn chairs.

The concert featured several award winning song writers, The Love Of Angie's Life [aside, from Bobby of course!] whose name is suddenly escaping me, a fabulously cute and charming old man who sang Waltz Across Texas completely off the beat and slower than the music was playing...BUT I WAS SINGING WITH HIM!!, and a band from Brazil. Of course, being me and loving 'em TDH, I fell in love with the lead singer of the Brazilian band. Damn the camera phone for not being able to get in any closer. He was just very beautiful and had a magical voice. I soooooooooooooooo wanted to adopt him and bring him home with me. Christi was completely fine with this, but when I called to ask Tracy, he said no. hrmph! i never get to have any fun :(

just kidding. it was a fun night--and not just because John House kept the beer flowing [of course, he just enjoyed being told that he was the greatest man on earth--which is what I obligingly said every time he'd bring me a beer!]--the music was good and of course, as always just fun hanging out with friends.

see occassionally, even I can be sentimental!! okay, moment's over, now where did I put my beer?!?!?!?

04 July 2007

Happy Birthday America!

Yay!! It's the 4th of July!! Although it's a bit weird since it's on a Wednesday and even more weird not being at the wine shop trying to get everyone out the door to enjoy a ice cold refreshing beer while walking down Main Street. After an all American lunch of chili dogs and burgers [okay, we cheated and went to Sonic], we took a drive out to Hodgenville, which is the birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln. Well, who the heck knew that Lincoln was born here? I certainly didn't!! I only learned about a year ago that Lincoln was actually born in Kentucky [I was doing research to find reasons for Christi to be excited about moving here...you know, other than bourbon!], but I didn't realize his actual birthplace was just a few minutes down the road.

We took a boardwalk through the property to get from the visitors center to a
Lincoln Monument-esque building on the site of where the Lincoln cabin was located.
Within the building is this cabin. It's not the actual cabin that the Lincolns owed, however, is a cabin from that time period. The walk--and the property in general were very beautiful. Since theLincolns only lived here until Abe was 7, there wasn't a lot to see....but that didn't stop Tracy & I from trying on Abe Lincoln & Daniel Boone hats at the gift shop!

The day ended with fireworks [from all the neighbors!]--the perfect ending to our July 4th holiday!

Happy Birthday America!

ps--DID YOU KNOW, that you can buy fireworks in the store here? There were everywhere--WalMart, Target, Kroger. It was unreal, especially when you're from Texas and have to drive to a stand to buy them AND then shoot them off outside city limits. But nope, in Kentucky you can buy them in the store [not all types], but if you can buy it in the store [and not drive to Tennessee to get the really big ones], then you can also shoot them within the city limits. Crazy schtuff!! :)

pps--did you know that in Kentucky, they had a very late freeze which caused all the deciduous trees to don their fall colors, so all along the country side you see trees with their fall colors--here you can kinda see one of the trees. I think TK got a better picture of it, so i'll try to download a clearer one later!

01 July 2007

Awww....A Baby Beer!

This is Bobby--friend o' Tracy & Christi. Bobby is not a huge drinker [well, someone's gotta drive us drunks around!!] and usually only has a couple of beers in an outing.

Anyway, Christi and I went on a B-EE-RR-U-N the other day--and you have to do that here because Christi & Tracy went and moved to a dry county. However, the drive for the B-EE-RR-U-N is absolutely beautiful [even when you haven't been drinking!], so it's really not much of a chore [and certainly more fun than driving to The Strip in Lubbock]. Anyway, Christi & I are searching high and low for some Shiner Bock [they usually have some in stock], but come across BABY bottles of BudLight [Bobby's water--uh, beer of choice!]. Well, we just couldn't resist and bought him a six-pack.

I don't know who had more fun--Bobby announcing on a frequent basis that he was ready for another beer, did anyone want one....or just watching him drinking his baby beer---that was COMPLETELY engulfed in my Luckenbach coozie [aka huggy if you're in Kentucky or stubby holder if you're in Australia], except for the skinny little neck. Bobby actually had to SQUEEZE the coozie to get it to touch the sides of the beer. Notice the size compared to regular beers!

Apparently lil'beers are all the rage when you're younger and living in Kentucky. Funny, I woulda thought it'd be bourbon!!