Sunday, January 18, 2015

IceFest 2015

IceFest 2015

Icefest 2015 was in Hamilton, Ohio this year and we went on Saturday 1/17 to see the ice sculptures. The theme this year was Hamilton goes Hollywood, and the sculptures were themed for the movies. When we got there, we saw our friend, Jon Michaels, who is an artist, and does some fantastic work. We traveled down the streets of Hamilton,and saw some 60+  ice carvings that ranged from the city name ice to movie characters to city advertising. This Festival is free to the public and is held in Hamilton, Ohio every other year. We were not compensated nor received anything for this. This is our own opinion, and would encourage people to visit for themselves to see this awesome work. 

How many movies can you name ?


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hunt Morgan House

While in Lexington we visited the  Hunt Morgan house. This house is very pretty and it is also haunted. 
This house was built in 1814 by John Wesley, the city's first millionaire. 
One of the people that is said to haunt the house is Bouviette James a slave who was a nursemaid to the Morgan children. She was very close to the family and the kids. She passed away after the Civil war and was buried in the Hunt family plot in the Lexington Cemetery. It is said that she can be seen looking after children that have lived in the house and watching over them. She loved the house and the Hunt Morgan's so it is only fitting that she would watch over any children that lived in the house. 
Hunt Morgan house is located at 201 North Mill Street. Lexington, Ky.
The house is now a museum so if you have the chance take a tour of it and who knows maybe you will see the ghost of Bouviette watching over the place.


Transylvania University Visit

We took a trip to visit Transylvania University. Not only do I love the name of this place and it is beautiful but it is also said to be haunted so you  know that is why I went. 
Transylvania is a beautiful college. It is also the oldest college west of the Alleghenies. It was established in 1780. There is also the Old Morrison which is a massive Greek Revival style building. This is the building that holds the tomb of Constantine Rafinesque. He was a nineteenth century professor who was fired for missing to many days of class. When he was fired it is said that he put a curse on the school.  Every 7 years it is said that something has happened at the school. There has been murders and suicides. Students have seen things and heard things that could not be explained. His tomb is located under the Old Morrison building. 

If you visit Transylvania you can check out the Old Morrison building. It is open to the public and you are free to roam around the grounds of the school. Who knows you just might see Professor Constantine :)
Transylvania is located at 300 N. Broadway. Lexington, Ky.
All photos are copyright of Doug and myself

Castle Post in Lexington, Kentucky

If you know me then you know I have an obsession with castles. There is something so magical about them. So you know I would have to take a trip to Lexington, Ky. to see what use to be called the Martin Castle but is now known as Castle Post. This is a beautiful castle that was original built in 1969 by it's original owners, now it is a hotel. I loved this building. It is so pretty and well kept. It sets way back off the road on a little hill. You can see it as you are driving down the highway. 
As I was walking around looking at the building, you almost feel like you are in mid evil times. I thought the only thing that was missing was a dragon and when I walked around the back of the building what did I happen to see???? Yep that's right, I saw a DRAGON...now yes I know he was a water fountain but still he was a dragon none the less. 
If you are in Lexington, Ky. make sure you stop by and check this places out. If you are like me and you love castles you will love this place.
It is located at 230 Pisgah Pike. 
Disclaimer: I am not getting paid nor did I receive anything for doing this post. All photos are the copyright of Doug and myself. 

My Dragon :)