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. 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 hiking…
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!