My first time in Kentucky! Great place to start, right?!
This is Part Two of the epic family road trip! The subject of this post is actually where the idea for this cross-country vacation originated. And it all began seven years ago…
Papa Kyle has been a long time fan of Maker’s Mark and seven years ago he signed up to be a Maker’s Mark Ambassador. The coolest part of this program, besides the gifts you receive over time, is that you get your own batch of Maker’s Mark with your name on the barrel. It takes about 6-7 years for the bourbon to be ready, which is why my family had to wait so long to take this awesome trip to Maker’s Mark.
And thus it is time to begin the adventures of our last day of vacation.
Tags: bourbon, distillery, Kentucky, Loretto, Louisville, Maker's Mark, Mega Caverns, whiskey, whisky, zip line, zip lining, zipline, ziplining
I embarked on a “Griswold family vacation” this summer with my parents and brother across the beautiful states of Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. Lots and lots of hours in the car, plus several fun stops and views of beautiful countryside, made for a successful road trip. It’s been a long while since my family has spent this much time together, and perhaps it helps that my brother and I have moved past the arguing, bickering and fighting stages of our sibling relationship, but we all got along pretty swell! My Family = 1 / Disastrous Road Trip = 0. Winning!
Categories: Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia
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