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Limping Thru LaRue

by Richie

A sunny day in January begged for a long walk, so I went exploring in LaRue County.



LaRue county is famous as Lincoln’s Birthplace. The major town is Hodgenville, which sports a small but pretty downtown.ย  I walked around a bit with dog and camera.

Next stop was the LaRue County Fairgrounds. A derelict, rambling old place that once had a race track and impressive grandstand. The buildings are in ruins now.

Outside Hodgenville there’s a random sign pointing to “Environmental Research Facility.” Turns out it’s a farm with woodland trails that are open to the public – The Pearman Forest. Sure, let’s take a little hike!

I parked in the visitor lot and walked down a long gravel road toward the trailhead. My foot started to hurt. New boots, I figured, and limped along anyway. Gee, that foot really hurts. Maybe I should stop? No, let’s keep hikingโ€ฆ

Two days later, after X-rays and MRI scans, I landed in Das Boot with a foot full of torn ligaments.

Ha! That’ll teach to me take a long walk on a nice day!



Linda January 25, 2023 - 8:56 am

Torn ligaments?!? Rest, girl! Gotta get back up soon and show us the world !!

Richie January 25, 2023 - 11:17 am

Working on it! ๐Ÿ’–

Kimberly Siegfried January 23, 2023 - 5:27 pm

I absolutely LOVE this photo!!!!

Richie January 23, 2023 - 10:26 pm


gail January 23, 2023 - 3:01 pm

No excuses….write like words are going out of style

Richie January 23, 2023 - 4:35 pm

Out of style is my style!

Birgit January 23, 2023 - 1:37 pm

Oh, no, not the boot. I hope your foot is healing quickly. Love the the perfectly captured images of this cute, small town.

Richie January 23, 2023 - 3:10 pm

Das Boot!

Beth Daniels January 23, 2023 - 12:42 pm

Eww! I hated that boot thing when I broke my foot…and all I did was get up from the sofa! Looks like a really nice little town and you did indeed have a variety of interesting settings to explore. But do have a quick recovery! Looks like you’ll HAVE to write now! ๐Ÿ™‚

Richie January 23, 2023 - 12:46 pm

No excuse not to finish that novel now!

Gene+Hoffman January 23, 2023 - 10:30 am

A derelict, rambling FOOT that once had an impressive grand stanCE. Do hope you are heal quickly.

Richie January 23, 2023 - 10:51 am

Haha! Decrepit even!

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