When we are feeling really stir crazy, country drives can be an excellent distraction. We have been driving to Lexington on US 60 and it’s a beautiful trip. My husband grew up in Versailles and loves exploring the backroads through horse country. He knows the area like the back of his hand and can show us some pretty awe-inspiring places.
We drive through the riding farms in Simpsonville and Shelbyville, which are scenic and lovely. You can turn off US 60 onto Old Frankfort Pike. This is absolutely the best road in all of Kentucky. Our dream is to own a farm here. The rolling hills are lush, the stone walls are iconic and the scenery is amazing.
If you have a chance, you should catch the sunset. It’s pretty magical.
This is the town branch that runs under Lexington. I love to grab lunch from Wallace Station. They are offering contactless curbside pickup orders. It’s a fantastic picnic.
When heading to Lexington, there are a few great places to take a walk and one of my favorites is Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate. The estate is a beautiful area in the heart of Chevy Chase. It’s a fantastic place to walk and talk. My favorite place on the estate is the manicured formal gardens.
It’s the perfect place for a stroll in the late afternoon. When we went last, it was not crowded and a beautiful space to enjoy.
We have been ordering the prettiest gourmet goodies from the Hive at Apiary Fine Catering and Events. We have had prix fixe dinners that were fabulous, yummy treats like pimento cheese and pita chips, and the prettiest Mother’s Day breakfast!
You can see more views of the bluegrass here. I hope you are able to get out and enjoy some fresh air and wide-open spaces this week!