Monday, August 24, 2015

Stop 4: Bardstown, KY

Since we left Stone Mountain, GA our plan was to head to Wisconsin to visit family. So we researched what would be good stops along the way. We are big fans of the blog Gone with the Wynns and after reading their post on Bardstown, KY and seeing that it was on our route we couldn't help but check it out ourselves.

Bardstown has been one of our favorite stops so far for so many reasons. It's a cute, friendly small town that just happens to be on the Bourbon Trail.

We stayed at one of our first state park campgrounds on this stop and loved it. It had full hookups and was located right next to a golf course. It was very well maintained, clean bathrooms, a small playground and was very peaceful.

We stayed here two nights and had such a good time. We would love to come back here again sometime. 

We of course had to check out a few stops on the Bourbon Trail. We visited Maker's Mark and did the tour and also visited Jim Beam but just walked around and had lunch, no tour. 

as part of the tour you will walk thru a barrel room that houses Chihuly's "The Spirit of the Maker" installation which was created in celebration of Maker's Mark's 60th Anniversary. It was awesome!

After Maker's Mark we headed over to Jim Beam. We were going to do a tour there as well but we would have had to wait a while for it and it was lunch time and we had Liam with us so we didn't want to press our luck. We walked around part of the grounds, the gift shop and ate at Fred's Smokehouse. 

After checking out Jim Beam we headed over to a real gem of the area the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, this place is amazing and I think we just scratched the surface there. We mostly focused on the playground they had but we did check the canopy walk which was incredible. 

Here's a few more pictures from our campsite, we really loved it and would love to go back some day. 

We hope you have enjoyed this blog post and have inspired you to visit Bardstown, KY sometime and hop on the Bourbon Trail. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Stop 3: Nashville, TN

Our third stop, also for only one night, was Nashville, TN (Music City). We have visited Nashville once before and really liked the city. We came here to scout out some campsites for a trip back to Music City in a few months.

This was our first KOA campground that we stayed at, it's nice. It offers a lot of activities especially for kids and this location in particular is great if you're interested in being close to the Grand Ole Opry and some great shopping.

Here are some pictures from our Nashville stop:

Friday, August 21, 2015

Stop 2: Chattanooga, TN

This stop was basically just to get us back out on the road and do some laundry. We stopped for one night at a campground called Best Holiday Trav-L-Park. 

The unique thing about this campground is it's located on a Civil War battlefield which served as a skirmish site in 1863 preceding the Battle of Chickamauga. 

Here are a few pictures from this stop:

Stop 1: Stone Mountain, GA

Our course our first stop had to be to the Atlanta area so we could see our good friends (the peeps) before we embarked on our journey around the country.

We camped for three nights/four days at the Stone Mountain Park Campground.

Highlights from this trip were the Laser show and spending an awesome day with our friends. 

Here are a few pictures from this stop: 

The Burtons Coast to Coast

Dear family and friends,

As most of you already know, Emily and I purchased a travel trailer this year (we named her Amelia) and on July 24th we started a two month trip around the country that we believe will prove unforgettable. In this almost four weeks of uninterrupted travels we have already visited GA, TN, KY, IN, IL, WI, MN, SD, WY, MT, ID and NV. And we plan to see much more! We created this blog to share our experiences with you through pictures and hopefully some interesting stories. Please feel free to comment, ask questions or give recommendations of where to go next!

Liam James (Four year old son)
Zico Biscuit (little dog)
Emily (wife)
Fernando (husband)
Amelia (Forest River Salem 26 ft. Travel Trailer)
The Red Truck (Dodge Ram 1500)