Kentucky 2017 Part 4

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Kentucky 2017 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:02 am

It is now the next day (5/31/17), and we have arrived at The Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky. Flowers first.
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And another.
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We are entering the place that is famous for its bourbon.
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One more flower. Reaching for the sky.
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The lobby, with its rustic charm.
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What else would suffice for an appropriate decoration?
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So much to study.
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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 4

Postby ldai_phs » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:28 pm

Always enjoy your vacation photos and stories.

I have a few Questions though. Mean them in no offensive ways.

How did you find KCrag?
Do you come here just to post the photos?
What is your story?
Do you have online backups in other locations?

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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:59 pm

Thank you, ldai_phs.

<< How did you find KCrag? >>
My son was a member, and he encouraged me to join, back in 2006. I was living in Roanoke, Virginia, because the company I worked for in Kansas City (Western Auto) was sold to Advance Auto Parts (based in Roanoke). They needed IT people, so my husband and I moved there in 1999. In 2009, I retired and moved back to Kansas City.

<< Do you come here just to post the photos? >>
I suppose it looks that way. But no. I read other postings. I comment once in a while. I do have more of an interest in photos than any other area.

<< What is your story? >>
I think I answered that following your first question.

<< Do you have online backups in other locations? >>
I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but I do post many of my pictures on Flickr. My son is particularly interested in wildflowers, and I have posted many of his pictures on my site as well. He took them all with an iPhone 4.

If you are interested, you can see them at <https://www.flickr.com/photos/115393943@N05/collections>.

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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 4

Postby ldai_phs » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:11 pm

Roanoker wrote:Thank you, ldai_phs.

<< How did you find KCrag? >>
My son was a member, and he encouraged me to join, back in 2006. I was living in Roanoke, Virginia, because the company I worked for in Kansas City (Western Auto) was sold to Advance Auto Parts (based in Roanoke). They needed IT people, so my husband and I moved there in 1999. In 2009, I retired and moved back to Kansas City.

<< Do you come here just to post the photos? >>
I suppose it looks that way. But no. I read other postings. I comment once in a while. I do have more of an interest in photos than any other area.

<< What is your story? >>
I think I answered that following your first question.

<< Do you have online backups in other locations? >>
I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but I do post many of my pictures on Flickr. My son is particularly interested in wildflowers, and I have posted many of his pictures on my site as well. He took them all with an iPhone 4.

If you are interested, you can see them at <https://www.flickr.com/photos/115393943@N05/collections>.


I will check them out! Thank you!

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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:02 pm

Classy wall, commensurate with classy bourbon.
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Picture of an original building on the wall.
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Many pictures and citations to view.
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Continuing...
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The fireplace advertises its surroundings.
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A place to dine. But not now.
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A place to relax. Now.
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Apples and snacks to tide you over.
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A painting of nearby buildings. Why on earth would the artist include power lines! I usually clone them out.
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The original, portrait picture was lightened, rotated, duplicated and pasted side by side. Not all that well, but nobody pays me.
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I cloned out the stupid power lines that marred the middle of this photo. The power pole remains. Not worth removal.
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This is the bus that will take us to the buildings where the real work happens.
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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:30 pm

I took this picture from the Woodford bus, as we were beginning our short trip to the old distillery buildings below.
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Here’s the first one.
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Not bad for being born in 1840.
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Lots of good stuff may be in there.
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No liquid in this one.
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I suppose it is better if it gets fermented.
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Old processes never die. If they produce well.
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The same is true of old wood.
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I love those gold letters.
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The tour guide is lucky she was standing by this urn, or she wouldn’t have had her picture taken.
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The sign says this is a High Wine Still. Kind of interesting.
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Worthy subjects for a picture.
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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:16 pm

it doesn’t take much.
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Goodies inside.
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Old rocks provide a needed service.
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Ready to go.
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Baby building.
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Much to see and shoot.
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Painted brick and/or wood.
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Campus buildings, newer and older.
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Walk back up or ride.
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Tourists walking to next building.
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Another view up the hill.
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Old class with security in mind.
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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:27 pm

I see that I forgot how to spell “Kentucky” in my last weekly email. Oh, well.

Formidable wall.
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Time to enter.
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Lots of barrels storing goodies.
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Modern-day assembly line.
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Bottles at the ready.
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Fellow visitors getting informed.
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We know what’s in there!
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Even the alleyways are interesting.
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Linked buildings.
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I’ve been wondering about all those bars.
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This must be the building where the good stuff gets bottled.
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Maybe just for decoration.
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Anybody want to hear “Beer Barrel Polka”? Oh, wait! that’s not beer!

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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:00 am

Hmm. Big truck will maybe pick up a lot of bourbon for distribution.
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The tour group is boarding the bus to take them (us) up the hill to the main building. We should have just climbed the stairs.
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Found some flowers!
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Now that we’re at the top, we are looking back down on the buildings we just visited.
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A look to the right. Nice place.
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Time to taste world-renowned bourbon.
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Enjoy bourbon with chocolate. Yum!
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Everyone gets to have some. The kids don’t drink any bourbon. They’ll have to wait a few years.
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You can learn a lot from an expert.
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Do we understand? Do we care?
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My son has a few questions.
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Time for lunch.
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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:16 pm

Just outside is a nice patio. Or maybe a deck.
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Metal plants don’t die. I should get one.
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A concrete horse won’t take you very far. It won’t be comfortable, either.
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Lunch is always a welcome sight.
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You don’t want to be off one of these.
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One last look at the bourbon-making buildings down below.
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I just now noticed the pink trim on the leaves! Nice touch.
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Bold-looking flower.
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Took a few shots out of the car window as we left the Woodford Reserve.
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I do like fences and trees. They bond well.
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Wasted too much time on this picture, with unsatisfactory results. Again, nobody pays me.
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I wonder why there are so many fences.
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Re: Kentucky 2017 Part 4

Postby Roanoker » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:09 pm

As we left the Woodford Reserve, I captured the scenery from our vehicle.
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The black features enhance the view.
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Can’t get enough of those fences and trees.
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Caught a building.
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A better look.
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The unfriendly sign says no visitors. Well, okay then.
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Too bad I don’t know what town this is. I believe the building to the right is the county courthouse.
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Some of the houses are nice, such as this one.
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I waited in the car while my husband and son walked down to the river to see what was going on.
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Oh. Cars have to be ferried across.
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A few have almost made it.
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Now it’s our turn.
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