We tried to get the family together and hit the road over Christmas break. Our busy schedules (Heck Hannah was out of town for a week, Phoebe had rehearsals and Julie was back at work), lack of funds and winter weather kept us homebound. (This isn’t all bad. I usually master a new skill set during the post Christmas lull. This year I made Shaker boxes.)
We’ve a long weekend coming up so we’ve all dedicated Sunday and Monday to a winter roadtrip.
Last night we brainstormed a bit. We discused Louisville, Chicago and our usual haunts. I’ve always wanted to go to Berea, KY, a mecca of folk and traditional culture. I checked out Boone’s Tavern. It seemed too rich for our blood but there was an add on the website for a “$78 Winter Warrior Special”. I called to see if all five of us* could stay in one room for that rate. We come close. There is $10 upcharge for a roll away. You can’t beat that…I booked the room there and then. (Later I discovered that Berea is in a dry county. I’ll cope, I’m sure.)
So Berea it is…one of the nation’s top 10 arts communities! I’ll let you know how it goes next week.
*Hannah’s friend Eli will be joining us.