1/10/09 - Madisonville, KY - We took a day of rest this day at Mikeís beautiful farm, right in the middle of the city. Quite a few folks stopped by to say hi. The horses had a good time and spent their day with their heads buried in the good grass.
1/11/08 - Nortonsville, KY - It was tough leaving Mikeís hospitality, but we hit the road and headed north. Doc was missing a front shoe, so the departure was delayed while I tacked on a new shoe. It was a good day of driving, full of nice people. The second picture shows the stop in Nortonville, where a whole bunch of mule skinners stopped by to talk and wish us well.
I camped that night at Robertís place a couple of miles south of Nortonsville. The team did an excellent job of backing to turn us around at the top of Robertís driveway.
1/12/08 - Hopkinsville, KY - This was a long day of driving. The team put in 21 miles this day and pulled really well. Lunch was in the town of Crofton, KY, which has a small Amish community. The Amish settled in this area have tractors for farming, but still use a buggy for going to church service. The local Sheriff helped me find a place a couple of miles north of Hopkinsville to camp for the night with some very hospitable folks.
Iíve got one more night to spend in Kentucky, then Iím cutting across the back side of Fort Campbell and headed down route 79 in Tennessee for the towns of Dover and Paris.