|A very old bale picker-upper|
As we drive the roads, it is hard not to notice they farmyards. Every single yard is neat, and every one has all the grass nicely mowed - often acres of it. Harvest is in full swing - a lot of corn although we are starting to see more soybeans.
We cross the Mississippi River into Illinois where we camp down by the river in an area
|Love the tree colours|
Next stop is Flora, IL at the Charley Brown campground. The name made us want to stop and see the campground. It is part of quite a large park which was great for taking a walk. What a great night - absolute quiet which was such a treat from the many trains from the night before.
|An old town|
|Notice the black fences!!|
The left shows how graceful the horse is when jumping. The right shows the horse that doesn't want to jump, and off the rider goes.
A couple of horses that have quite a history. One was used by the gypsies, and the other during medieval times.
Then there was the miniature pony that was being ridden by the headless horseman!! There even was a chance for the kids to practise their jumping skills
Thank goodness for the use of the horse - it sure made things easier for us women. Also a competition of the working class.
On the left was part of the open class - the horse was dancing to music. And then Gerry decided to enter the competition - could find the right class.
We have really enjoyed our visit to the Kentucky Horse Park. Now it is time to tour some of the other places in the area plus we need to take a drive out into the county. And one must not forget a tour or two of the bourbon distilleries that are in the area.
Have a great week and I hope you will be back next week!!