Bourbon Tour

I recently drove, an exhausting 10 hours, out to Kentucky to visit the distilleries peppered throughout the country side.  What I can truly tell you is that it was amazing.  We left the great state of Delaware around 5 in the morning and it took roughly 10-12 hours to get to Bardstown, Ky.  Along the way there was a few thunderstorms that apparently confused the hell out of many of the drivers along our route.  Driving went from casual cruising to an apocalyptic motorcade.  We luckily missed several accidents by mere seconds.  If it werent for my years in the Military I probably would have shit my self several times.

Now that our hearts had settled back down we made it to our hotel in Bardstown, Ky, and settled into the room.  We were going to go out and get some of the fine local food and have a cold one.  Before this was to happen we had to make a determination on which bed I was going to sleep in.  You see the hotel would not provide a cot for me so I was going to have to sleep in the same bed as one of my buddies.  I chose the smaller of the two fellas because these weren’t the largest beds in the world. There is nothing like two grown men sleeping in a twin bed together.  I prayed that I would not spoon him later do to the fact that I am a cuddler, gonna have to be the big spoon in this one.

Off we went to find a local pub to indulge in some food and fine local craft beer.  We stumbled upon a place called “Talbot Tavern”.  The place is old, not like 8 term senator old, but old.  The menu was decent with a lot of comfort food on it, yet it did have a couple of local items that I was intrigued by. IMG_4700 The two dishes that stood out the most were called the “Hot Brown”, this concoction of meat and veggies was something that I was not ready to dive into, only because the name sounded like some kind of weird sexual act.  Not doing it, no sir, not this guy.  The next one was the Kentucky Burgoo.  A spicy stew that made me sweat on impact, coupled this with a local beer that had a touch of bourbon to it, and I was in heaven.  The locals had one me over with their food, and the way the girls all had that southern draw.  Yes sir this was now  a good trip.

After a great night of sleep, no spooning, we were to set out on a journey to find the distilleries that make the best bourbon’s.  As a side note I slept on the very edge of the bed and tried not to move at all.  I did how ever have a terrible dream that caused me to whimper like a cold puppy during the night.  My bed mate did not hear this, which is good, because I believe he would have called my man hood into question.    After we spent the morning eating hotel waffles we piled into my buddies truck and we were off to see Makers Mark, Jim Beam, Heaven Hills, and others.  The tastings alone I figured would be great.  I did not do any research on where we were going because I wanted to leave some element of surprise.  The internet allows you to see everything these days which kinda spoils the fun.

We drove for about 30 minutes I believe when we came to our first destination, Maker’s Mark.IMG_4713

HOLY MOTHER OF LIQUOR, this place was awesome.   Excitment boner initiated, I was in the mother land of Whiskey.  I could have reached over and kissed my buddy right on his face for bringing my out here.  The tour began going into a building where the process begins, and the tour guide does an amazing job describing how the whiskey is created.  I personally thought that Bourbon was delivered by angles on the back of a Unicorned Pegasus, but apparently I was wrong.  Building after building I was blown away how old and functional everything still was.  I mean these guys still use a 1930’s printing press to create its labels.  Needles to say that I was ready to pull out the credit card and buy a barrel on site, but I did not have the needed 10k plus to do it, or the wifes permission.

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We would eventually escape the grasp of Maker’s Mark and move on to the other distilleries in the region, yet none would compare to the whiskey wonderland that we were now departing.  The rest of the day would be spent driving around and partaking in tastings at different places.  Once we returned to our room it was time for a great nighta slumber.  Once again I craddled the side of the bed in fear that our butts might bump each other and I would leap from the bed screaming like a little girl.  To my displeasure we did not, and I slept great.  The drive ahead was going to be long but at least I could fantasize and dream about the tour that I took.  In a few years I will return to gather the bottles from the barrel that has my name on it.  I can’t wait.  Everyone should take the bourbon trail tour.

Here for the Glory

by TheeTimeTRVLR

Who I am and why I’m here?  The question seems easy enough, yet I am still trying to figure it out.  The reason behind starting a blog, and hopefully one day a fully functioning site that interests people, was a simple decision to make.  I like so many different things, and talking to so many different people that I thought that maybe sharing it with people would be great.  I can’t tell you if any of what I write will ever have an impact, or not.  I paid for the domain for one year so I am going to post for one year come hell or high water.

My personal story is pretty simple, and I don’t want to waste a lot of time talking about myself so I will try to some up who I am in just a few easy sentences.  I am some one who grew being raised by a single father without a lot of money, had a good child hood, decent years in my teens, then joined the Army.  Have served many times, and loved every second of it.  Coming into the twilight of my career I look to now do the things I love, and have some fun.  Married with two amazing daughters, cat and a dog.

13330979_10207904970554593_6683099869791479374_nNow for the things that will be posted to this blog, will simply be things that I truly love and enjoy.  I love bourbon, beer, mainly craft, sports, to a unhealthy level, food, and a number of other things.  I hope to entertain, but mainly meet a lot of new individuals and fellow bloggers.  I do not have any visions of grandeur, just looking to have some fun with my spare time rather then playing games on my phone.   If by some chance this turns out to be good, then awesome I will run with it, if not it really hasn’t cost anything other then time, which I was already wasting.  I hope everyone enjoys.

First Look at the New Birds

The Eagles began their new Journey under Coach Doug Pederson Yesterday. Watching this game I can tell you that there was almost nothing to take away from it. Pre-season football is terrible. I now can say that the players don’t much care either. This was evident in the Panthers Ravens game when the teams stopped to watch Michael Phelps win another gold. What I did watch and somewhat enjoyed was just watching the mechanics of the QB Carson Wentz. He looks the part and sounds the part. Post-game interviews showed that he isn’t’ ready to throw his line under the bus yet, let’s see what happens when the sack totals and pick totals start to rise do to in effective play from the line. Gardner looked like he was trying to catch butterflies rather than catch blocks on the o-line last night.

The defense on the other hand seemed to be what people were expecting, again it’s just pre-season and it’s the first game. They were able to fly around and get after the ball a bit, but I don’t believe that the Bucs were really giving there all either. This first game is used to get some of the rust off. Game three should be telling on what the Eagles will kind of  look like. I truly believe that the team you see in pre-season week four and in the regular season week 8 will be very different.

 

 

The GOODS

There are a lot of things that people like out there and hopefully I can help guide them into the right direction. I don’t know what everyone’s likes and dislikes are yet I hope that the items listed fall in the category of like.  If not, oh well, I still like the S%^# and that’s that.

The Time Travelers Journals

The moniker of the time traveler came about do to my incredible ability to black out and party for a couple hours, yet some how some way always finding myself to safety and normally in bed.  Depending on the vice that is used normally depends on the length of the travel.  Many times I lose a couple hours and other times I lose a whole night.  I have traveled in many countries, states, and alter states of mind.  I never have become to angry or to annoying but always seem to know when it is time to throw in the towel and lay down.  When I wake from my extreme slumber I always wake up in the future only to be filled in by my amazing wife on the adventures that I took part in during the night before.

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VICES

As a well-known time traveler I need my favorites elixirs to get me into the time space continuum.  Mainly I enjoy craft beers, and great Bourbons.  These are a few of my favorites.

 

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Relax It’s Sunday

This portion has been created to share images and thoughts that I like.  Sunday was chosen because that is a day of recovery and relaxation from a hard week.  Maybe you hate Sunday’s, because it is a friendly reminder that Monday is fast approaching, or perhaps you are suffering anxiety from a wicked awesome Friday and Saturday.  No matter what it is sit back have a cold one and enjoy a great day.

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