Thursday, October 1, 2009
BACK IN EAST TENNESSEE!
We're back from our travelling adventure and it was a WONDERFUL trip! We have memories to last several lifetimes...beautiful sights, excellent food, gorgeous weather, great new friendships and some fabulous detours that brought us unexpected, unforgettable experiences! Too many to mention, but some were...spending the night in the middle of Chesapeake Bay on the 17 mile bridge, touring Washington, DC and having a government employee (thank you, Jean!) in the Capitol, sing "Happy Birthday" to my husband, Larry, meeting a wonderful citizen of Fall River, MA and having him offer to escort us several miles to Lizzie Borden's gravesite, eating the best clam chowder in the world, at "Chowda's" in Bar Harbour, ME,...the list is much too long for tonight, but I hope to post pics and add more tomorrow! We did end our sightseeing in Paris, KY while visiting our daughter and her family, during the last couple of days. One of our most memorable stops happened this morning...we visited the renown Claiborne Farm in Paris, KY. This 3000 acre farm was home to Secretariat and hosts his final resting spot. Six of the eleven Triple Crown winners, were conceived in Claiborne Farm's breeding barn. They house several beautiful stallions and we were privileged to visit with two...Pulpit and Eddington. John, the farm guide was absolutely wonderful. Extremely knowledgeable, polite, funny and patient with my incessant questions, he opened the racing world to us in a way, we never expected. This tour is a must for anyone that loves horses and John is worth asking for!