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Goin' to Jackson (ville)

sunny 63 °F

Another beautiful spring day - so boring, just no break in this glorious weather - snow flurrys in Kentucky. After coffee at the co-op we returned to the B&B for breakfast. Seated at the table was a young musician with his wife and baby. They were interesting to talk to. Mary served shirred eggs - something I haven't had since I was a girl and Mom fixed them.

Knowing this is Ben's rare morning to sleep in we walked to the park and then stopped at one of my favorite coffee houses - the barrista creates these elaborate designs in the cream.

Finally about 11:30 Ben joined us and we headed to Jacksonville - a little historic town and on to a winery road. Lots of fun. The guys were a little amused because I found the walking tour map and buildings confusing and that sort of thing drives Ben crazy. He doesn't like dithering - turn the map the right way to match the coordinates and id the buildings. Oh yeah? Well it still didn't make much sense to me.

We went to a winery only to learn the winery didn't have any wine - how is that possible? Instead we got to taste wine from his friends vineyards - who don't have tasting rooms...kind of odd, but it somehow it worked. The vintner is from Ohio, manages his own vines, has chickens, sheep & geese and a delightful sense of humour.

The chickens were in the flower pots and as soon as Philip tried to take a picture, the hopped out and he's trying to coax them back.

Here's a close up of the live oaks that are dying - for hundreds of miles - because of this moss.

Becky's Forced March stop at Harry & David's. Philip & Ben being good sports.

Martinos, Philip's favorite bar - just about 10 steps from the Bowmar - a popular spot for the production crews.

And so ends our visit in Ashland; my primary reason for the trip was to be with Ben. He's doing great, has a job he loves and I'm happy for him.

Posted by ChinaBecky 21:07 Archived in USA

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