When I moved to Kentucky from Kansas a year ago, I quickly learned that you have to be, well, flexible, when it comes to day trips. Yesterday was a case in point.
My plan was to head to Frankfort, the state capital, which is about 45 minutes from where I live in Lexington. Sort of northwest of Lexington. I had passed by it numerous times on the interstate, but I was always headed somewhere else. So I made plans to visit the city, but before I headed out, I had to earn my treat by completing some morning appointments and errands.
Several hours later (doctor appointment took forever, standing in line at the tag office took forever….) I finished up my errands and found myself in south Lexington, so Frankfort was even farther away than when I started.
Since I was at an alterations shop on Nicholasville Road (avoid N’ville Road if at all possible! Crazy traffic ALWAYS!), I decided to head south to the city of Nicholasville instead. I assumed I could find something historic there to get excited about.
Nicholasville is a bedroom community about 20 minutes from south Lexington, but I figured it would have, at the very least, a historic Main Street. But as I reached the city limits, it seemed to be just car lots and fast food restaurants along the interstate. So I asked my GPS to find Main Street for me and, yay, there it was!
Not having researched this spur-of-the-moment trip, I just got a general impression as I drove through town, taking note of a coffee house (J’s Place Coffee House) for future reference. But then, wowza, the Jessamine County Courthouse loomed into view! And what a courthouse! Well done, Jessamine County.