Sunday, September 18, 2011

Old Washington Kentucky

Sights from Old Washington, Kentucky
Simon Kenton Festival

Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
Down Main Street
 Old Country Stores & Antique Shops Line the Streets
Old Washington beckons you to step back in time.
My parents come from farther down in Kentucky
each Spring and Fall to enjoy the festival times with me.

The people are friendly and you find yourself having long
talks with complete strangers so when you leave, 
you have made new friends.  

Old style music drifts through the air with a happy tune.
Men lead teams of oxen pulling a covered wagon as
they holler out commands for the beasts of burden.
 Seeing this living history before us reminds us of stories of our
families and how they farmed, worked and survived.
I have been told about my Grandmother who led teams of oxen.
She was a small lady and I can't imagine how difficult the work 
would have been during those times.
 This is one of my favorite pictures of the day.  As I watched
them go by I felt myself relax and was reminded of slowing down
and enjoying life.  The cool Fall weather, bright sunshine and shade trees.
What a beautiful world God has given us!

You certainly want to move out of their way when they
come down the street!  They are much bigger in real life!
One was about 2,000 pounds!

There was not only sights & sounds, but smells during
the festival.  Street vendors sold everything from
lemonade and funnel cakes to barbecue.  
I just had to take a picture of this whimsical pig smoker.

Thanks for going on the trip with me to 
Old Washington, Kentucky.

Remember...Don't get so busy making a living,
that you forget to make a life!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful memories, that last forever. Blessings.