Friday, August 6, 2010

640. Live from Calvert City, briefly

Ok. I made it. Never got on an interstate or parkway. Went out to Shively to see my fav mechanic Michael J. who changed the oil and air filter for the long hot journey to west Kentucky. Stayed with Dixie Highway out to Fort Knox where I followed US60 west over to the other side of Hardinsburg. Took some backroads off KY261 to Fordsville, Rosine, Rockport, and then over to Beaver Dam. Followed US62 from Beaver Dam through Central City, Princeton, Eddyville, Kuttawa, to my destination at Calvert City. Averaged 32 MPG in the little Aveo, a little less than I was expecting. One more thought. US62 has a new bridge over the Tennessee River, just slightly downriver from the dam. Ergo, you cannot see the little beach off to the left like you could on the old road. So far that's my only letdown. I've been looking at that little beach since I was a little kid.

More later.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Never married, liberal Democrat, born in 1960, opinionated but generally pleasant, member of the Episcopal Church. Graduate of Prestonia Elementary, Durrett High, and Spalding University; the first two now-closed Jefferson County Public Schools, the latter a very small liberal arts college in downtown Louisville affiliated with the Roman Catholic Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. My vocation and avocation is politics. My favorite pastime is driving the backroads of Kentucky and southern Indiana, visiting small towns, political hangouts, courthouses, churches, and cemeteries. You are welcome to ride with me sometime.