Saturday, October 18, 2008

Kentucky Road Trip


OCTOBER COURT DAYS

Hubby and I took a Fall road trip today. We set out fairly early this morning for Mt. Sterling Ky to attend the October Court Days festival. It is a 3-4 day event held each year. Here is a little info. about Court Day taken from their web site.

What is Court Day all about? Well, it has come a long way - some old timers will say "degenerated" - from its original intent and purpose back in Colonial times. Then our American form of government was based on the English County System, brought to this country by the early settlers. One of the system's most important elements was the English Common Law, which was administered throughout the colonies. After the settlers had spread out over the countryside to farms where they were no longer confined to communities or forts, they revived the old English custom of setting aside an annual day on which county officials would sit as a court to adjudicate matters brought before them. This court was served by a sheriff, as in England. And the day designated for the meeting of the court became known as "Court Day".

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Our first stop was at DQ to get a good country breakfast and then we stopped off at a couple antique malls and headed on toward Mt. Sterling. It's a good 2 hour drive for us. We stopped at several yard sales on the way.......and believe me there were plenty. I bought a few things.....nothing special just a few old trinkets. By the time we got there.....the traffic was so congested it was bumper to bumper. It took us 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to the festival parking area. I took this country pic while sitting in traffic. Nothing pleases me more than seeing plowed fields, rolling hills, old barns and farmhouses while traveling. I just love it!


We finally got there and walked and walked and walked. There were antiques, yard sale items, food vendors and peddlers of all sorts. I even saw rabbits, ducks, chickens and puppies for sale. No.....I didn't bring any home but it sure was tempting. I fell in love with some chocolate colored ducks. I bought an old ladder back chair and some old tins. I took a few shots at a couple booths and an old, old country store that is still in operation.




After we left the festival we stopped for pizza (my fav) and headed home. We had a wonderful day with beautiful weather and a safe trip home. It was a perfect autumn day in Kentucky. I hope we have many more to share. Thank you all so much! Cyndi



3 comments:

Terry said...

I love your blog. A friend of mine use to live in Mt. Sterling, but she moved further east, and for the life of me I can't think of the name of the town right now.
Love your pictures, and all of your animals especially Chance, and the cute little rescued pooches.
I hope you don't mind if I add you to my blog roll.
Terry

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Wow, look at those pics of all the antiques, must have been wonderful:)
Rondell

KATHY OF SWEETHOME GARDENS said...

Court days are always so much find...you never know what you might see. Just love your farm animals. Come over for a visit sometime.
Blessings,
Kathy