We toured an historic candy factory, Rebecca Ruth Candy Company. Can you guess their signature candy? (This is Kentucky, remember) That's right, folks, the Bourbon Ball ~
The boys choosing candy out of the "non-alcoholic case" (Thank goodness for that) ~
A famous jockey (Calvin something-or-other) ~
The state capitol building ~
The grounds have enormous tulip beds, which are a week or so away from blooming. We'll need to go back again!
Also on the capitol grounds are the biggest hanging planters I've ever seen, though they've yet to be planted this season. It made me think, what flowers would I plant in these?
The Executive Mansion (Ken is not the Governor of Kentucky...FYI: neither is Teddy Dean.) ~
My new favorite flowering tree, the Jane Magnolia ~
This floral clock is supposed to be quite a sight when it is planted with annuals. Again, something to go back and see later in the season ~
We also learned some state history along the way at the gravesite of Daniel Boone.
Thanks to my sweet husband for planning this family trip!