And this is the part where I post a couple dozen photos of my time. Enjoy.
We spent Memorial Day Weekend relaxing with the dogs at Nolin Lake State Park — just grillin’ and chillin’…
Also, fancy bugs.
Overall, we found Louisville to be a hip and stylish city — full of surprises. The people were especially friendly and the food (and craft beer!) was absolutely fabulous.
On our first morning in Louisville, we enjoyed a fantastic brunch at 21c. It’s a restaurant, hotel, and art gallery all rolled into one and we were thrilled at the amount of diverse, high-quality work we found.
Later we hit the “Buy Local” fair. It was unusually hot, but there was cold beer, plenty of shade, and … LIVE BLUEGRASS!
Every year Jeepers from around the country gather for a weekend of off-road adventure in the Cumberland Gap region. Like last year in Maine, Ruby Jean wanted to join them. Of course, I camped in my new (and constantly improving!) rig.
In this overhead drone shot, you can see the tiny bright orange tent peeking through the morning fog (second from the bathhouse).
The night before we hit the first trails, more than 300(!) Jeeps took over the little town of Williamsburg, Kentucky. Some were stock, others heavily modified. All were unstoppable.
Paul and Dawn were first to arrive, so we lined up early for inspection.
Once Kris, Mary Jo, Jim, and John rolled in, it was time for our final trail selection.
Trail Day One
Trail Day Two
As with every Jamboree, it’s the PEOPLE that make it AMAZING. What an incredible trip!