Central Kentucky (KY) - Introduction Each year usually in the fall, Susan & I visit our son & DIL in Carmel, Indiana which is a town along the northern beltway of Indianapolis, a city slightly larger in population than Charlotte, NC (the largest city in our state). We usually fly (2 planes needed, typically via Greensboro to Charlotte to Indy on USAir) - an annoying all-day process, so this time, I decided to drive (about a 9 hour trip) but typically limit myself to 6 hrs/day at the most; SO, where to stop on the way there and back? The trip traveled through the state of Kentucky (KY) - now we have visited western KY, i.e. Louisville (home of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs) & environs (e.g. Mammoth Cave and Bardstown - bourbon capital of the world!), but have NEVER seen the sites in two important central KY cities, i.e. Frankfort & Lexington - thus, my choice of stops. The two maps below show our routes: 1) Going via I-77/74 through West Virginia, then 64 into Kentucky to our first night destination, Frankfort (the capital of the state) - two nights - then I-64 to I-65 into Indiana and finally to Carmel for 3 nights; and 2) Retuning from Carmel to Lexington for three nights - then back home via a different route around Knoxville (a travelogue from last year) on I-75 and then I-40. I'll concentrate of the many activities we did in the Kentucky towns w/ just a post or two on our stay in the Indianapolis area. Dave .