Asleep in the Best Western in Bardstown at 10:30 PM. Suddenly I was awakened by loud sirens. Up quickly, looking out the door and I see fierce rain, winds blowing and people running toward another building. The sirens were a tornado warning. a tornado had been spotted nearby. Ricardo and I ran across the parking lot to the building with the "storm shelter" and joined everyone in the basement for about thirty minutes, then the "all clear" sounded and we returned to our rooms.
Thursday morning we traveled 20 miles or so to Loretto KY, the home of Maker's Mark, one of our finest Bourbons. The distillery grounds were beautiful. We took a nice tour through all of the distilleriy and the were invited to the "tasting room'. Don't ask! Bardstown is home to many of Kentucky's bourbons, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, to name a few.
Then we stopped by "The Old Kentucky Home and Stephen Foster state park. Finally we pointed our bikes toward Louisville and arrived at Yvonnes's house by 3:30 PM. A tour of Louisville, a light dinner on the Ohio River and we were in bed by 11:00 PM.
Ricardo and I will remain in Louisville Friday and Saturday, then we are off to Sparta, Kentucky, the home of Kentucky Speedway. Saturday night, we will be attending the "Quaker State 400", a major race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.