Aug 7, 2001
Harrodsburg, KY to Bardstown
Jenkinsville Hardware, or what remains of it, and a similarly ill-fated gas station. If you look closely you can see light from a window
on the back door coming through the window on the front door. The big
difference between these businesses and the wiped out
dot bomb companies: I bet the guys who worked here never felt entitled
to come in when they felt like it or considered a snack room
with free food and drink a right. Similarity: they probably could bring
their dogs to work.
Springfield, but no trace of Bart Simpson. I hear it's one of many Springfields,
but it's the only one I've visited so far.
The kind of clean and friendly little town. the trip is about discovering.
(L) Owner, Vhonda Barlow and her mom, Edna Seng of Cecconi's Restaurant
on Main Street, Springfield. (R) Barbara Mackin.
Cecconi is a MUST STOP for bicycle tourists (and other people as well).
Good food, good quantity and low prices. It's also the only
place so far that has _asked_ if we wanted to fill our water bottles.
Barbara's 7 children recently got together and bought her a Lexus.
Well earned, I'm sure. Way to go mom and kids!
Me modeling the pirate look inside the Francis Berry House at the Lincoln
Homestead State Park.
The head wrap is to keep sweat out of my eyes, works pretty well.
And yes, I mostly take it off when I take off my helmet.
The foreground is a lawn ornament outside a house in Maud, maybe 20 miles
North East of Bardstown. The fields in the background are
tobacco. Everyone I've talked to has said that you can still make a living
in tobacco but the quotas farmers are allowed to grow are getting
smaller and smaller. And for this reason Philip Morris is launching a major drive (lots of newspaper ads) to get farmers to do an exclusive
sales contract with them. The small quotas and the exclusive contracts have led to the downfall of the tobacco auction house, with
the last one closing in Louisville this week.
(L 2 pictures) Bill Sisco prepares hams. (R) Keene's as it looks from the
What a find! Disguised as country general store with a liquor license,
Keene's is actualy a national shipper of
some of the best hams you have ever tasted. I walked in mainly to look
around and enjoy some air conditioning and
started chatting about food with Mary Jean Girdley (not pictured). One thing led to another, and soon I was eating a sample
of their country ham and looking at the preparation area. As I understand
it, here's how Keene's makes it's product:
take ham aged a year, wash with scalding water and let boil overnight,
debone, sugar cure, let sit 24 hours. Highly recomended.
Keene's Country Hams
#8 Old Bloomfield Pike
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004
Phone 502-348-3594, Fax 502-348-6211 Toll Free 1-800-373-6034