Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Trip to Bardstown, KY

I attended an all-day DAR workshop in Bardstown, the lovely historic town where My Old Kentucky Home is located, and "the bourbon capital of the world."

Lunch was provided for the 101 ladies attending. You all know how I never pass up an opportunity to take photos of food, so I snapped a few shots of the lunch of homemade chicken salad, croissants and fresh fruit cups.

The State Regent's theme is Bee Strong, Bee Encouraged, Bee Kind, Bee Doers. Therefore the table decorations were bee themed.

Various members provided delicious finger desserts, from cookies to fudge and more.
Four members of our local chapter drove up the day before for sightseeing and an overnight. And yes, since Bardstown is the bourbon capital of the world some of our ladies sampled bourbon while on a trolley tour to a distillery. Since I arrived later than the others and missed the touring and the tasting, I was the designated driver for the evening. That was fine with me. Although Kentucky is very famous for our bourbon production, bourbon is definitely NOT my cup of tea!


JamaGenie said...

Bourbon isn't my cup of tea either! And thanks for reminding me that I need to look into joining the DAR and not let several RevWar ancestors go to waste. ;D

parTea lady said...

That salad with croissant and fruit looks yummy. The centerpiece idea with the mesh cover is cute.

I think bourbon is an acquired taste, like lapsang souchong tea - neither is my cup of tea either.

Marilyn Miller said...

I liked the way they carried out the theme. Fun!

Shanna Smith said...

Hi Linda,

I have just discovered your blog and really enjoyed reading it. I would like to invite you to Magnolia Tea Room in Hazel, KY where I am the chef if you ever venture to western Kentucky. Our website is www.magnoliatearoom.net. I look forward to reading more about your adventures!

Shanna Smith
Magnolia Tea Room

mjenningsdesigns said...

Love the theme...it may not be your cup but it is your SIL's! :-)

Paula Kathlyn said...

My family and I just visited Bardstown...what a beautiful little town! Did you happen to go into The Soap Makery?


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