Friday, June 18, 2010

Back to Our Kentucky Roots - In Pictures

Above - Tobacco Barn on Mountain Parkway

Above - Kentucky Derby Pie

Above - My home town of Paducah

Above - Ashley Judd - "Tough girls come from New York. Sweet girls, they're from Georgia. But us Kentucky girls, we have fire and ice in our blood. We can ride horses, be a debutante, throw left hooks, and drink with the boys, all the while making sweet tea, darlin'. And if we have an opinion, you know you're gonna hear it.”

Above - My alma mater, Transylvania University

Above - Keith Whitley from Husband's home town of Sandy Hook
"When You Say Nothing At All"

Above - the Laurel Gorge in Elliott County

Happy Friday Y'all


  1. Great pictures! And I love Kentucky Derby pie. There was a little sandwich counter near where I grew up that served really good derby pie. The owner's wife was from Lexington and brought her recipe to VA with her.

  2. What is Kentucky Derby pie?

    Your town looks so pretty!

    I got a very weird feeling when I saw your autumn photo!

  3. I didn't realize that Paducah, KY was your hometown. I live in the small town of Cadiz, KY which is only about 1 hour away from Paducah. I actually lived in Paducah right after college for about a year and a half. It's a small world!

  4. Jennifer I just found your blog about a week ago and I just love it. You have an adorable family. Now about that KY Derby Pie. I think I'm going to need the recipe on that one. I happen to adore pecan pie and KY specific food is a favorite of mine. Ever had a "hot brown"? They are a Derby staple. I listed the recipe on my blog.
    Best Wishes

  5. I LOVE Kentucky rolling white fences!

  6. I'm really surprised you didn't put a picture of the Chowagon since you loved it so much when you were here :-) GW

  7. Great pictures! I wish I could pick that slice of pie out of the computer and eat it now

  8. great pictures!!! love that picture of Ashley Judd! that's great!!

  9. I'm so excited to hear about your Kentucky roots! I'm the creative director for Kentucky Monthly magazine so I'm always looking for other women out there in blogland who share my love for the Bluegrass :)

  10. What gorgeous photos. Makes me want to plan a Kentucky excursion!

  11. I love "When you Say Nothing at All!" And I just gotta add... Go Tarheels!! :)

  12. Beautiful photos ~ your hometown looks so sweet and welcoming.