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Kentucky Horse Park – Lexington, KY

It is all too easy for someone as impatient and restless as I to overlook some of the best things our country has to offer that are right under my nose.  The Kentucky Horse Park would certainly fall into this category.  I round out the 2018 travel season for a couple of weeks at the Horse Parks’ campground. There have been horses on this ground for more than 200 years. In 1777, Patrick Henry, then Governor of Virginia, granted 9,000 acres of land in the Kentucky Territory to his brother-in-law as[…]

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Soap Box Derby – Akron, OH

“Load em Up” “Hop on In!” “Handlers in the red box” “Good Luck Champs!”  The official Soapbox Derby race starter announces as he pulls back on the release bar. They’re Off Sami and Kayla, two tween-aged girls, along with their soapbox derby cars, begin inching away from the starting post, building up speed as they head down the nearly 1/4 mile track toward the finish line.  Dads look on from atop the hill as moms eagerly await their focused and determined but also giggling girls at the bottom. Since 1936,[…]

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