The Excitement Never Ends

Back to the prompts for today! This looks like a fun one, so we’ll see how it turns out. At my age, life has settled in to the point that there’s not much that makes me truly giddy, in the I-feel-like-a-kid-again way, and thinking about this prompt now, I realize that I quite miss it! I wonder what happened…?

The Prompt

The prompt is:ย Tell us about the last thing you got excited about โ€”ย butterflies-in-the-stomach, giggling, canโ€™t-wait excited.

The last thing that got me truly excited was our recent trip to historic Bardstown, Ky. We had planned it for weeks as a getaway for the entire day, just to sight-see and have fun, while at the same time, involving a great deal of places that would bring life to Abby’s recent lessons in US government and history. We were all excited, to be exact, and planned it down to the last jot and tittle.

I remember a few days prior to that Saturday, I had started making mention of it several times each day. I think the family got tired of it ๐Ÿ™‚ but they never let on, if they did. It had been years since we were there last, so I guess some of the excitement stemmed from knowing what was there and all the things there were to do and see.

Take A Look With Me…

We visited historic buildings,


Wickland, Home of Three Governors



St. Joseph’s Church, the first and oldest Catholic Church in the state, supposedly.


Back courtyard of the old jail, where the “bars” were made into the building, of the same stone.


A one-room school house used in the early 1800’s.

a pioneer graveyard,

as well as old country stores and we took as many back roads as we could.

The trip was, indeed, wonderful. The only thing that would have made it better would have been to utilize the campground and stay a day or two, but that wasn’t feasible this time. As the day drew to a close, we wound up taking “the long way around” and went through a few more back roads with a little more history. We wound up going through the town where Jimmy was born and he was able to point out many landmarks and tell stories of yesteryear as he remembered them.

Yes, that was something that really made me so excited that it took a day or two for the excitement to wear off. It went from “I can’t wait until we go!” to “That was such an awesome trip”.

What does it take to make YOU giddy?


  1. renaeforbes

    I love that you are doing the prompts and stretching yourself in your writing! and of course, i absolutely loved the pics of Bardstown! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Stacey Lynn

      Thank you! And I’m glad you liked the pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ It was so amazing to see all those things in person.

  2. Melynda Sorrels

    This looks like it was such a fun trip. Your pictures are beautiful.

    1. Stacey (Post author)

      Thank you! It was an extraordinary trip ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. April

    Wow your pictures make me want to visit!!
    Thanks for the share

    1. Stacey (Post author)

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love to take photos on vacation!

  4. Andrea Broom

    I wanna go! This all looks so pretty and the home that was to three governors! Cool

    1. Stacey (Post author)

      Oh, it was simply amazing! That Governors mansion is beautiful, inside and out ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. John

    That place looks awesome! I’m going to have to take a road trip to KY sometime and check it out!

    1. Stacey Lynn (Post author)

      Thank you so much for the comment! Oh, I highly recommend Bardstown. There are some amazing campgrounds to stay at. We camped there some years ago and after four days, we’d still not seen all the sights! Then, not far from there, is Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home. Depending on what types of sights you’re looking to see, there is a plethora of places to visit, all within just a couple hours drive ๐Ÿ™‚


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