Saturday, November 28, 2015

Conni – 10-21/23-15 NC Trip –Frankfort and Midway, KY

Surprisingly enough, this capital city is just off the same highway as the capital in Charleston, WV. So, of course, we checked it out too, though we did not have the opportunity to tour the interior. Not quite as impressive, but it is the 5th smallest state capital. The city population is around 26,000. It too, is on a river, the Kentucky.

View of river and capitol from cemetery
We drove around the capitol area and saw the Executive Mansion and other beautiful homes.
Governor's Mansion
Zeigler House
Homes on bluff
There is a beautiful old cemetery that looks down on the city and the river here.


In the cemetery is an impressive memorial to Daniel Boone. Apparently, there has been much said about where he is really buried. It’s stated that he was once buried in MO. and then later moved to KY. There is still some controversy to that. His wife, Rebecca, is also buried at this site.
Daniel Boone Monument
Side of monument
Side of monument

Rebecca's side of monument
We took a little side trip to the historic town of Midway, KY., which is situated extremely close to the railroad.

It is the hometown of a major thoroughbred horse breeding operation. Even though it is very small, some of the shops there are targeted for horse breeders and followers of the races (rather than tourists). We didn’t go into a shop that sold hats for the races, but were told by some fellow travelers that they were basically eye-popping expensive.
Canopied street

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