National Corvette Museum

The first big event of our recent vacation was a visit to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, with Ryan’s parents.


I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know much about cars, but I do love anything vintage, and there is certainly plenty of that at the museum, so I count it as a good tour. Plus, we even saw a little bit of home while we were there…can you spot it?

We also saw the aftermath of the sinkhole that opened up under the museum last year…even for someone like me who doesn’t know much about cars, it was heartbreaking to see the destruction:

They are making the best of it, though, and selling souvenir debris!


What a fun, vintage-inspired start to our vacation!


Markel Family Summer Vacation–Days One and Two

Last Monday, we packed up the car, and headed out for almost a week for our first-ever Markel family vacation. Our first stop was Bowling Green, KY, to visit Ryan’s parents. The first day was pretty much driving and family time, plus the children got to go bowling, ride bumper cars, and play skee ball without me, much to my chagrin!


On day two, we toured the National Corvette Museum, a place I had never been before. It was fun seeing all of the cars, and terrifying seeing how large the sink hole that had swallowed up several of the cars there had been!


We also visited the Corsair distillery to learn how whiskey is made. We’re very familiar with the beer brewing process, but this was something totally different. I was very impressed with how efficient their very small operation is!


The distillery is located on the Fountain Square in downtown Bowling Green, so we walked around there a bit, as well. There were many beautiful old buildings to admire!


And we stopped by Western Kentucky University, Grandpa’s alma mater, to see the campus and admire the beautiful view from the top of the hill!