Monday, May 9, 2011

Road Trip Day 2, Monday - Mt Vernon, IL to Charlston, WV

We got off about 9:00 this morning and made it across Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and stopped for the night in Charleston, West Virginia.  I don't remember ever being in Louisville, Kentucky before.  It is the largest city in Kentucky and has a population of about 750,000 people.  It sits on the Ohio River across the river from the state of Indiana.and is a city of many bridges.  It is perhaps best known as the host city for the Kentucky Derby, the country's best known horse race.  Thoroughbred horses are big business in Kentucky.

By the time we were in West Virginia we were in the Allegheny Mountains.  We will be in the Alleghenies for the next several days.  Sue's brother and family are in part of these hills which are in the state of Virginia.  After a nice visit we will continue on scenic drives through North Carolina and Tennessee.  We will be at her brother's tomorrow evening.  To be continued.