Mammoth Cave, Kentucky - Traveling Robert
Thank you for your support
We arrive at the state of Kentucky, and visit Mammoth Cave National Park. We take the tow-hour long Domes and Dripstones tour, which takes us through the so-called new entrance to the cave. Then we continue on our journey towards Louisville, passing by Hodgenville, the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln but we don't actually visit the historical site. Instead, we stumble upon one of Abe's boyhood homes. We then continue towards Loretto, where the Maker's Mark distillery is located.
Follow me on social media
#travelingrobert #rvlife #freeinmyrv
Bardstown: Most Beautiful Small Town in America | Kentucky Life | KET
Bardstown, Ky was named Most Beautiful Small Town in America in the Rand McNally/USA Today 2012 Best of the Road competition. Kentucky Life talks to Kim Huston, author of Small Town Sexy, about the iconic streets, shops, cafes, and historic neighborhoods in the Bourbon Capital of the World.
A total of 650 towns were nominated, and Bardstown pulled out all the stops for the offical judges' visit, with people lining the streets for a parade. The Rand McNally team of Nikki and Dusty Green spent a few days seeing the sights and getting to know the people. When the online voting was done, this Nelson County town — home to Barton 1792, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, and the Ky Bourbon Festival — was the winner.
(Note: Danville was among the towns vying for Most Beautiful, making the final six; and Murray was named Friendliest.)
For more videos celebrating the people and places of the Bluegrass State, visit
Kentucky: Bourbon, Horses, and Family in Louisville | Traveling Robert
Thank you for your support
The definitive Kentucky video is finally here.
First we visit the Makers Mark Kentucky Bourbon Whisky distillery. At the beautiful property we learn about their history, the whiskey making process, and at the end we get to sample 4 different varieties, including the raw moonshine-like white alcohol, before the put in the oak barrels to age. That is some potent stuff.
After our whiskey adventure we continue towards Louisville, crossing through beautiful rural Kentucky and Bardstown, self-proclaimed the Whisky Capital of the World.
We are staying at the Louisville Metro KOA, which is actually on the Indiana side of the Ohio River in the city of Clarksville. Here we get to spend some time with my cousin Juan and his wife Thelma. Cousin Juan has lived here most of his life in Louisville and Thelma was born and raised here so they know the town pretty well. On the ride around the city they share a lifetime of memories with us, going back to the 1960’s.
No visit to Louisville is complete without going to Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, and although we skip the museum this time, we enter the building and go into some of the gardens. We also have breakfast at Wagner’s Pharmacy, which is actually a diner, very popular with horsemen since the 1920’s. The walls are covered with pictures of horses from the many years of horse racing tradition.
We also tour Old Louisville Historic District, particularly the St. James Court Area. It has the largest contiguous collection of Victorian era homes in the United States. We also drive on Bardstown road, in the Highlands neighborhood, which is famous for the numerous bars, night clubs and restaurant in the area. After an afternoon nap to recharge batteries we are joined by Juan’s sister, cousin María for dinner at Louisville’s best Cuban restaurant called Havana Rumba.
Thank you for your support
#travelingrobert #rvlife #freeinmyrv
THE WORLD'S MOST HAUNTED PLACE! | Waverly Hills Sanatorium Paranormal Tour
(Louisville, Kentucky) Producing my first documentary at THE Waverly Hills Sanatorium!.....Don't miss what we're up to next, HIT SUBSCRIBE to keep up! Aerial Views and Ghost Hunting at Waverly Hills Sanatorium, known by many as One of The MOST HAUNTED PLACES ON EARTH. Waverly is known world wide to be FULL of History & Paranormal Activity...
The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is a closed sanatorium located in southwestern Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky. It opened in 1910 as a two-story hospital to accommodate 40 to 50 tuberculosis patients. In the early 1900s, Jefferson County was ravaged by an outbreak of tuberculosis (the White Plague) which prompted the construction of a new hospital. The hospital closed in 1961, due to the antibiotic drug streptomycin that lowered the need for such a hospital.
Waverly Hills has been popularized on the television show Ghost Hunters as being one of the most haunted hospitals in the eastern United States. The sanatorium was featured on ABC/FOX Family Channel's Scariest Places On Earth, VH1's Celebrity Paranormal Project, Syfy's Ghost Hunters, Zone Reality's Creepy, the British show Most Haunted, Paranormal Challenge and Ghost Adventures on Travel Channel. Also popularizing Waverly Hills was the film Spooked: The Ghosts of Waverly Hills Sanatorium, released in 2006, which purports to document paranormal sightings at the site
Plans have been developed to convert the sanatorium into a hotel and conference center.
The land that is today known as Waverly Hill was purchased by Major Thomas H. Hays in 1883 as the Hays' family home. Since the new home was far away from any existing schools, Mr. Hays decided to open a local school for his daughters to attend. He started a one-room schoolhouse on Pages Lane and hired Lizzie Lee Harris as the teacher. Due to Miss Harris' fondness for Walter Scott's Waverley novels, she named the schoolhouse Waverly School. Major Hays liked the peaceful-sounding name, so he named his property Waverley Hill. The Board of Tuberculosis Hospital kept the name when they bought the land and opened the sanatorium. It is not known exactly when the spelling changed to exclude the second e and became Waverly Hills. However the spelling fluctuated between both spellings many times over the years.
One of the legends told of Waverly Hills involves a man in a white coat who has been seen walking in the kitchen and the smell of cooking food that sometimes wafts through the room. During their initial visit, they found the kitchen was a disaster, a ruin of broken windows, fallen plaster, broken tables and chairs and puddles of water and debris that resulted from a leaking roof. The cafeteria had not fared much better. It was also in ruins and the team quickly retreated. Before they could do so though, several of them reported the sounds of footsteps, a door swinging shut and the smell of fresh baked bread in the air. A quick search revealed that no one else was in the building and there was certainly no one cooking anything in the kitchen. They could come up with no logical explanation for what had occurred.
Ghost researchers are always drawn to the fifth floor of the former hospital. The fifth floor consisted of two nurses’ stations, a pantry, a linen room, medicine room and two medium-sized rooms on both sides of the two nurses’ stations. One of these, Room 502, is the subject of many rumors and legends and just about every curiosity-seeker that had broken into Waverly Hills over the years wanted to see it. This is where, according to the stories, people have jumped to their deaths, have seen shapes moving in the windows and have heard disembodied voices that order trespassers to “get out”.
There is a lot of speculation as to what went on in this part of the hospital but what is believed is that mentally insane tuberculosis patients were housed on the fifth floor. This kept them far away from the rest of the patients in the hospital but still in an area where they could benefit from the fresh air and sunshine. This floor is actually centered in the middle of the hospital and the two wards, extending out from the nurses’ station, is glassed in on all sides and opens out onto a patio-type roof. The patients were isolated on either side of the nurses’ stations and they had to go to a half door at each station to get their food and medicine and to use the restroom, which was located adjacent to the station.
#waverlyhills #haunted #ghosts
Trivia Day Today! Name the Fastest Growing and Shrinking Cities in th USA! No Googling!
Trivia Day Today! Name the Fastest Growing and Shrinking Cities in th USA! No Googling! Ok name the countries that the Beatles performed concerts in? What are America's fastest growing cities? How about the biggest losser cities in America where the population has shrunk?
Please visit my new Travelling with Bruce Store get yourself some cool swag!
Hampton Inn Denver West, CO - RoomStays.com
Hampton Inn-Denver West/Golden
17150 W Colfax Ave, Golden, US, 80401
If you are looking for a fantastic Denver experience, the Hampton Inn -- Denver West/ Golden offers all the elegance and charm, that feels like home. Located near Dinosaur Ridge, there are several attractions just a short distance from the hotel such as Denver's Downtown Aquarium, Pepsi Center and Elitch Gardens Theme Park.
Guests have the option of choosing a modern King Study with sofa bed or whirlpool as well as a Standard Room with two queen size beds. All guestrooms are fully equipped with wireless internet access, air conditioning, a work desk, kitchen appliances and premium cable channels to ensure that all guests are fully entertained.
A personal concierge service is available at guests' fingertips to make their stay that much more enjoyable. The Hampton Inn -- Denver West/Golden combines the classic elegance of Denver's rich history with modern amenities, making the hotel a wonderful choice for any Denver vacation.
BOOK NOW. SAVE UP TO 65%
Discount hotel reservations.
24/7 RESERVATIONS DESK
Join us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter:
Join us on Pinterest: