Going home...

I ventured back to Kentucky with my girlfriend over the weekend. It was the first time I had driven through the horse farms, with their 3-rail fences and grazing thorobreds, in at least 20 years. While many places had changed, the most important places hadn't. We stopped at Columbia steak house for ribeyes. Whew, thankfully that part of the city's heritage was intact! My parents used to stop there in the 1950s. We also drove by the Parkette Drive-In, which has been serving burgers and fries to customers in everything from DeSotos to Hyundais for over 50 years. The neon sign alone is worth the drive. I remember driving my 1973 Stingray there during cruise-in nights in the '80s. I would take the t-tops out and park beside a black 1958 Corvette roadster with a big block and a 4-speed. On the way home, I used to stop at The News Stand, where I picked up the latest issues of Corvette Fever, Vette and Car Craft. I still have most of those old issues. What a great trip, both through my memories and a great city. 

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