Quick Impressions of WEG 2010

[caption id="attachment_7046" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Say ... this coffee wagon serving up tasty beverages in the Equine Village at the KY World Equestrian Games looks kinda familiar . . . /Photo by Rhonda Lane"] Yes, things have been mighty quiet here lately. That's because I've been out gathering some awesome things for you. I spent in KY during ...

Keeneland Library – Keeper of racing’s history

A video about the Keeneland Library's collection from the Daily Racing Form If you're in or near Lexington and enjoy horse racing history, swing by Keeneland to checkout the library. You can look up some stories from racing's past.  Or admire the equine art on display. Or gaze at the sweeping vistas of Bluegrass pastureland from ...

#ILuvLex List

[caption id="attachment_6672" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Visitors to the Kentucky Horse Park pet a Tennessee Walking Horse during a Parade of Breeds demo/Photo by Rhonda Lane"] Sometimes crazy contests, goals and projects merge. Lexington, KY, was my home prior to moving to this suburb of Hartford. I like Lexington so much that I often return on vacation. Shh ...

Kentucky travel tips – horse book shopping

[caption id="attachment_6554" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="I know - you don't see any books in the picture. But there are plenty of horse souvenirs in Kentucky, including horse books.  Gift shop in Louisville airport.  October 2009/Photo by Rhonda Lane"] Some of the sturdiest, easy-to-pack souvenirs are books. Unless you go overboard and buy too many, but I wouldn't ...

The color no one in racing likes to see

[caption id="attachment_5801" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Horses head for the track at Keeneland/Photo by Rhonda Lane"] No doubt - horse racing is a colorful sport. Except there's one color  no one likes to see at the track. Even if you're a Kentuckian who  "bleeds blue" or your favorite horse is ridden under blue silks, the blue item we don't ...

Seeing fall colors

[caption id="attachment_4703" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="2008 Columbus Day weekend at the Southington-Cheshire YMCA's Camp Sloper/Photo by Rhonda Lane"] New England, where I live, is famous for "fall color." Visitors that New Englanders refer to as "leaf peepers" come from all over to admire the bright display, especially when the leaves reach peak color. In our part of ...