Road Trip III: We have a plan (at least as far as cities go)

Here’s the deal… We launch Road Trip III in Louisville, KY on Oct. 5. We conclude in Knoxville, TN on Oct. 9. What happens in between will comprise the adventure.

Do you have suggested stops or friends in between? Please let us know.

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  1. Ok, since you are starting your road trip in Louisville, KY, you must go to Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. Be sure to get your own personalized bat. Then, you gotta go to Mammoth Caves Nat’l Park, SW of Louisville. On your way there, you could make a stop at Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, KY south of Bardstown … they have tours, and get your very own wax-dipped bottle of bourbon. Going east to Lexington, make sure to visit Keeneland Race Track, and place a few wagers … fabulous horse racing. Eat at deSha’s at Main and Broadway. From Lexington, go up to OH, I stayed in Columbus for a week or so once and found this great German village there, and also the Brewery District is nearby, which may have some Octoberfest fun going on. They had some fantastic restaurants/pubs there … one was a renovated fire hall, pretty cool, and they might let you go down the fireman’s pole. A German restaurant with seating in the wine cellar makes for an interesting dining experience. After OH, I would make my way to Pittsburgh, and ride one of the inclines there. Then, go to Union station, aka Penn Station downtown. Oh, and there is the Andy Warhol museum there. Go to Heinz Field, where the Steelers play. You could also go to this small local amusement park there for kicks, called Kennywood Park. Next take the PA turnpike, the oldest turnpike in the USA. Make your way toward Hershey, PA and visit Hershey amusement park, where they often have concerts. Tour the Hershey candy factory while you are there and get free samples of chocolate. Stop in Lancaster County, to see the Amish and go to the PA Renaissance Faire, where you could see musical performances, magic acts, fire-breathing stunts, Shakespearean plays, just to name a few of the many shows. Enjoy period foods, micro-brewed ales and sweet wines from 23 Royal Kitchens or shop from scores of Renaissance merchants there. Then, be sure to stop in Reading (pronounced Redding), and do the self-guided Haunts and Hexes Ghost Trail. Next, you could go to the VF Outlet Center for some bargain shopping. Go see where the Reading Phillies play. Then, make your way to Philly and find a whole host of things to do, including eating Philly steaks at Geno’s, and partaking in the wild and weird atmosphere of South Street at night. Go see Lincoln Financial field, where the Eagles play. Be sure to check out Independence Hall and Liberty Bell while you are there. Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and run the same steps as Rocky did. See some fantastic exhibits. Watch some rowing and view the row houses on the Schuykill River. That should be more than enough to fill up 5 days. Make the 10-hour drive back to Knoxville. Safe travels!

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