2012 March Ride and Dine
First Ride and Dine of the Year
Today, March 24th, the club went for its first Ride and Dine of the year. It was an excellent trip that was a great start for another few months of enjoying the perfect weather for an outing.
We met at McDonald's in Middletown, and after invigorating ourselves with a sampling of their culinary delights, we assembled our 9 cars for the ride. The morning was perfect for the drive; clear skies and cool temperatures. But not so cool that it kept us from putting the top down to let the spring pollen have full access to our allergies.
We headed out Shelbyville Road (US-60) through Frankfort where it joins US-460. The redbuds were in full bloom and the fields were covered in the bright green of spring grass. There were also dogwoods in bloom and many trees were beginning to bud.
We followed US-460 through Georgetown and on toward Paris. That road goes past some of Kentucky's finest horse farms with their stone fences, neatly trimmed hedges and manicured fields.
We passed one farm for sale to anyone who wants a small weekend place for a retreat – 118 acres and 50 stalls as main features.
There were cars everywhere! The small parking lot was full, cars were parked on the side of the road and in a field across the road. Several tables outside the small converted house were fully occupied by diners and the line to order stretched out the front door.
As we followed the line inside to place our orders, we passed two cases of tasty-looking deserts. Of course, they put those up front! By the time you reach the register to order, you can't resist temptation and order way more than you should.
The lunch menu includes an assortment of salads, po-boys (the proper spelling, by the way), samiches (their spelling, not mine), BBQ, and vegetarian fare. You can see the full menu on their web site at http://www.windycornermarket.com/.
After everyone was sufficiently stuffed, we gathered outside for a little socializing before threatening weather led us to get on the superslab I64 for a quick trip back to Louisville.