exploring horse & bourbon country around lexington, kentucky — ~ wander.essence ~

It was a Mardi Gras kind of day when we drove to the Horse Capital of the World in Lexington, Kentucky. We rolled over frost-bitten hills lined with wooden fences under corsages of clouds. Long shadows of fences and bare-branched trees lay etched on the snow, and horses grazed in the fields. When we got […]

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Fun Day in Kentucky — The Ceaseless Reader Writes

Bless me, Bloggers, for I have sinned; it’s been damnear a month since I last posted, and my poor starved stats reflect that slack. I’ve been adrift for a couple of months now after having come inexplicably unmoored from any desire to share more than my most basic impressions of books I’ve read recently. I […]

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium — Louisville, Kentucky — The Girl in All Leopard

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Sometime last year, I was scrolling through Facebook and came across this video that someone had shared. It was about The Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky and how it was one of the most haunted places in the world. I had never heard of this place, but it was only four hours away from […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Texas Barbecue — Bonnywood Manor

Since I seem to be in the midst of a thematic mini-trend about Texas, here’s an older bit that is making its Bonnywood debut. Enjoy. 1. The intense and possibly gun-drawing pride. As with most things, Texans are almost militantly proud of their barbecue. In the mind of a Texan, barbecue prepared anywhere else […]

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Texas, South Texas, and the Good Stuff from Across the Border — Nowhere Tribune

Texas could be four different states. Two at least. I-35 runs north to south and by most standards divides East Texas from West, two worlds that have little in common. Not only are they different regions within the state, but by any reasonable person different regions within the United States. East Texas, from Dallas to […]

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Texas Roots — Charmed Chaos

“You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl.” – Janine Turner I didn’t have a typical childhood. It was one spent moving from place to place, never living anywhere for long. The one and only constant besides my dear mother was the fact that up […]

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Texas Rose — I lost my lens cap..

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‘Looking for Alaska’ by John Green – Book Review — A Little Haze Book Blog

Blurb from Goodreads “In the dark beside me, she smelled of sweat and sunshine and vanilla, and on that thin-mooned night I could see little more than her silhouette, but even in the dark, I could see her eyes – fierce emeralds. And not just beautiful, but hot too.” Alaska Young. Gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, […]

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Backroads America: Alaska Summertime — The New 3 Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect

4:30 AM, June 15 Land of the summertime midnight sun. Join Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #50: Trees

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Alaska Vacation — Thru Violet’s Lentz

“I dreamed of making this trip my whole life.” Homer commented to Ethel from his seat in the Denali Star dining car, as it hugged the edge of a lesser mountainside in the Alaska Range, a mere 200 feet above the Tanana River and crossed under the George Parks Highway, headed for the home of […]

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