[Spridgets] Perry County Kentucky with a tiny bit of LBC content, (maybe)?
ggroiss at gmail.com
Mon Sep 8 12:51:22 MDT 2008
First time round I missed the "little" in front of Sturgis. My bad.
I'm not a big biker anyway.....
On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 2:12 PM, David Booker <tncarnut1 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> "Just wondering if there was anything to do around there besides visit the
> General Lee? Or is this going to be a long 3 weeks......"
> I don't believe I've ever been to Perry County myself. A quick web search
> shows us that the county seat is "Hazard", which probably explains your
> reference to the General Lee. The Dukes of Hazard show from the 70's was
> not situated in Kentucky, so unless some enterprising person there has
> determined that they can capitalize on dumb Yankees who don't know any
> better visiting and spending cash in the process, I doubt there will be
> anything related there. On the other hand, in Western KY there's a litle
> town called Sturgis, where once a year about 30 thousand bikers gather for a
> weekend called "Little Sturgis", but I digress...
> Regarding what there might be to do in Perry County - I hope for your sake
> you ask this in jest. Eastern Kentucky has some beautiful geography,
> interesting foods, wonderful twisty sportscar roads (kind of loosely LBC
> content??), and very friendly people - to a point. If you go down there
> with the attitude that it is a boring little podunk wide spot in the road,
> you will quickly find those friendly faces leaving you there to sit through
> your ordeal alone and bored in your hotel room - the idea being they don't
> really want those types of people to return anyway. (you of course know the
> old joke - "What's the difference between a Yankee and a Damn Yankee?" -
> Yankees go home...)
> On the other hand, if you show up with a smile on your face, a willingness
> to learn a few things, and an open mind, maybe one of the local guys will
> take you out to meet friends or home to eat dinner with the family. It
> really is a beautiful area.
> Whatever you do, don't show up with the atitude that Jersey and NYC have
> everything worth having or experiencing. Believe me we don't. There's a
> lot to be said for quiet, green, open places. If nothing else, how long has
> it been since you've seen a night sky that was truly black? In Kentucky,
> you will be able to see thousands upon thousands of stars - not just the 50
> or one hundred brightest ones we can see from here.
> Take a pair of hiking boots and a camera, but make sure you either walk with
> a local or in a designated park. Tresspassing is not looked upon or dealt
> with kindly, but that's another story.
> - David
> '71 Midget
> Long Island
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