If there were a highway from Utah to Ohio, and part of it went through Kentucky, the Kentucky leg might be called what’s in the title of this post.
Because Kentucky seems to love giving its highways long monikers by adding a former governor's name onto an already named highway.
Yesterday, for example, we drove on the Pennyrile Parkway, the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway, the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway, and the Julian M Caroll Purchase Parkway. No numbers --- just big long names.
Breathitt, Ford and Carroll are all former Kentucky governors. Purchase Parkway and Western Kentucky Parkways were named for geographic areas. Pennyrile ... who knows. While we were driving we kept saying “Who are these people?”
But those roads got us to a new destination: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, with 300 miles of shoreline in Kentucky and Tennesee. More to come.