We shopped antique stores and peddler's malls, did lunches, spent time visiting with my cousins and talked about everything under the sun. We talked about our kids and motherhood, our disappointments and joy, friendships lost and found. We took a wonderful Sunday drive around the countryside in search of old barns. I learned that Kentucky barns are different than other barns. Built for drying tobacco, they are simple structures usually painted black in order to absorb the sun's heat and help in the drying process.
Kentucky is also horse country with thoroughbred horses and grand stables.