University of Kentucky
We parked in a lot near the Student Union at a meter - max time 45 minutes for 75 cents. We walked to the Art Museum, and after some wrong turns, we found the museum, but they had no Carl Brenner there. Then we walked up to the M.I.K Library (which is NOT named for Martin Luther King, but Margaret Isadora King the first librarian). They said they had microfiche of the newspapers, but I had called the Courier Journal and while it would be $12 for each obituary from them, the main library in Louisville had all the copies that I could search myself and they also had death certificate lists. So since we were parked in such an expensive spot, we decided to wait for that.
The website says:
Visitor Temporary Passes
Issued at Parking and Transportation Services at the following locations:
* 721 Press Avenue (main office), corner of Press Avenue and Virginia Avenue
* 209 Kelly Building, located at University and Huguelet Avenue, Medical Center area
* Parking Structure #5, next to Kennedy’s Bookstore on South Limestone
Temporary visitor passes are $2.25 each, payable by check, cash, Visa, or MasterCard. Temporary passes are not valid for entrance into gated parking facilities.
The visitor pass must be displayed in the lower left hand side of the windshield, on the driver’s side, in clear view so the expiration date is clearly visible.
All parking meters accept nickels, dimes and quarters. All campus parking meters are blue or black. The city has parking meters in close proximity to campus, but their meters are gray. The enforcement times and rates are different for the city meters.
Parking meters are placed throughout campus to allow short term parking for visitors, employees and students. There are over 325 meters on campus. The time limits for these meters are either 45 minutes or 3 hours.
Ever had that Kentucky classic, burgoo? What about a mile-high corned beef sandwich? How about bread pudding with Keeneland's very own Maker's Mark bourbon sauce? If you haven't sampled some of these delectables, then you don't know what you're missing.
Keeneland is almost as well-known for its great food as it is for its great racing.
Equestrian Room is located on the ground floor of the grandstand adjacent to the finish line, this casual dining room offers an a-la-carte menu with appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and light entrees. Sandwiches and entrees range from $7.95 to $10.95. Individual and small groups are welcome.
EVEN THE CONCESSIONS STANDS offer Burgoo and Bread Pudding!! Burgoo!! Burgoo is a savory stew made from a varying array of ingredients. The meats could include any or all of the following meats: mutton (sheep/lamb), beef, pork, chicken, veal or opossum. You will also find some combination of these vegetables: potatoes, corn, lima beans, tomatoes, or okra. Of course there are also many spices to choose from as well
Joe Bologna's located North of the University of Kentucky campus (120 W. Maxwell) has great food and is a favorite with students and visitors. It is located in a historic old church building and has nice stained glass windows. This resturant can be crowded, especially after basket ball games.
See http://lexington.citysearch.com/review/4317455/?order_by=positive for other reviews. I've never had a bad pizza here. Choose among your favorite ingrediants.
Normandy Farm Visit
One of the more unusual barns you will see among the many beautiful ones is at Normandy Farm. It is patterned after a barn the owner, Joe Widener, had seen in France during WWI. The L-shaped structure includes a clock tower (still working), a slate roof and beautiful porcelain figures of birds, cats and others on the roof.
Another lovely feature of this farm is the horse burial ground. It is the final resting spot for Fair Play and Mahubah who were the parents of Man O' War and features a beautiful bronze statue of Man O'War as well as plaques of other fine thoroughbreds.
Kelly's Corn Maze
This is a beautiful scenic drive off the main rd. 9 acre maze offered day or night. We did the daytime maze and it was $7 per person. Took us about 2 hours. There is also a giant hay skyscraper to climb up. They offer hayrides for $2 as well. A huge pumpkin patch for the kiddies to pick that perfect pumpkin for carving. Food and drinks onsite. Sodas and hot apple cider are available. For food I had grilled corn, sweet potatoes, and a hot dog. They had other choices as well including funnel cake. Very friendly people run this. A lot of fun for the family! Just go on a cooler day, we went and it was about 80 degrees outside.