Monday, June 7, 2010

weekend wanderings: augusta, kentucky

vintage bike with flowers

I want to get back to sharing my wanderings with you. I love going places on my own two feet, walking in different neighborhoods or through the park. My hope is that sharing what I see here will motivate me to take more walks, to be mindful of my surroundings, and might just encourage you all to get out, walk, and see what you can see. 
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This weekend K and I took a trip to his hometown, Maysville, Kentucky. It's on the Ohio River just like Louisville, but it's 2 1/2 hours away by car, making it seem like quite a getaway. We visited K's parents, and K spent the weekend making a piece of furniture (to be revealed soon) with his dad. My mother-in-law Phyllis and I headed to an art fair in Augusta, a small town nearby, which just so happens to be where Rosemary Clooney lived and also George Clooney's hometown. *swoon*

Augusta is a beautiful town, but the residents had the downtown even more gussied up than usual to celebrate the Art in the Garden fair. Flags were flying and potted flowers were abundant. Here are  some of the things we saw:

the beehive tavern 
(word is that it's pretty to look at but not so great for eating)

the jenny ann

perfect summer getaway house. log cabin-y, porch swing, ferns, and town bikes. 

the rosemary clooney house, now a museum. the clooney family (sans george) was there.

gift and gab, an adorable shop.

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near or far, where did you wander this weekend?  


  1. How cool! Love the pictures...

    We stayed close to home, only wandering to the grocery store or out for a smoothie or some Mexican food. Wanderings that I'm not opposed to taking.

  2. i like the idea of wandering around on two feet. last november we went to san francisco - not my husband's favorite place to go - but we walked all over town. 7+ miles. we saw things we'd never seen before. visited a fantastic park overlooking the city. it was our best trip to the city, thanks to our feet.

  3. what a sweet weekend trip! And I love wandering around. I'll have to make a similar post soon!

  4. Great photos, beautiful little town. This is exactly why I started my blog!~I was beginning to take where I live for granted... I think we can all do that sometimes. I wanted a motivation to "get me out of the house" and to look at my surroundings in a different way. It has worked! :)

  5. Let me know when George is in town and I'll head South for a visit! Sounds like a lovely visit.

  6. i LOVE visiting cute little towns like the one you went too! there's a place in kansas city called parkville that is soo super cute with antique shops and a delicious candy/ice cream store! i love visiting it! but this past weekend, i didn't really go anywhere new.. just hung out with friends!

  7. I love Rosemary Clooney. George doesn't make me swoon I'm a Ewan McGregor gal.
    Wait until you see the other man sweaters. If you thought the chuncky one was swank, you are in for a treat!
    Your friend, Camille

  8. Beautiful. I love the one of the bicycle!


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