|Simpson County Courthouse|
I pitched the idea to Kentucky Monthly and to my pleasant surprise they liked it. They gave me a deadline and turned me loose. I bought a motorcycle. We planned the ride, and in mid April, we hit the road. It was such a treat to ride the country roads of Kentucky.
You can read the digital copy of the article here - http://www.kentuckymonthly.com/explore/places/courthouse-motorcycle/
Of course you can buy the August issue of Kentucky Monthly and read it on page 18.
Below I have posted more pictures from the two-wheeled adventure.
Thanks to Steve Vest, Kim Butterweck, and the staff of Kentucky Monthly for letting me have some fun and write about it. Thanks to my brother Chock for helping me hatch the idea and see it through. Thanks to Tahlee, Russell, Shelvin, Bryce, and Tim for joining me on the ride and making it fun. Thanks to my father-in-law, Brent for driving the chase vehicle. And most of all, thanks to my wife Britt for putting up with my crazy notions and taking such wonderful pictures.
|Bryce, Tahlee, Chock, Tim, and Me in front of Simpson County Courthouse|
|Election signs that dotted the highway|
|A very unique roadside character in Monroe County|
|Annie Ruby's Cafe in Burkesville KY|
|A photo by the Alpine Motel above Burkesville, KY|
|Tim with the Adair County courthouse in the background|
|The open road|
|WWII Veteran Roy in Dedman's Drugstore|
|It's very hard to pass up a store with "fudge" in the name.|
|A tender embrace with Britt (state capitol in the background)|
|Ready for an afternoon ride after Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn|
|Scars from a previous conflict|
|Tim taking a break|
|The friendly dog at Penn's Store|
|Tahlee and the friendly dog|
|We decided against using the restroom at Penn's Store|
|Anderson County Courthouse|
|We stopped by to visit Steve Vest at Kentucky Monthly|
|A photo op with Mr. Twain the bobble head|
|The end of the road at Frosty Freeze in Franklin - Get the baby burgers!|