Arrived yesterday without fanfare. We took local roads in lieu of the interstate. It was a very scenic drive, all 40 miles.
The ladies checked out the arts and crafts exposition and visitors center while Ray and I travelled 10 miles up the interstate to the next exit. The reason for this was a key to our survival. Berea is a dry city and we were out of beer. Got our beer and headed back to pick up the ladies and tour the city of Berea.
The town was built around the college that is located here. The Berea College was established in 1855. It is a liberal arts school that is quite unique. The college students are students that cannot afford to go to college. However, at Berea all the students work for their tuition etc and end up with a degree.
The old town section is devoted to various arts and craft shops. We then visited the College Square area and located Boone Tavern on the Square. The Boone Tavern was built in 1909 and is of course on the Historical Register.
Below is a photo of the tavern.
We may visit the tavern later in the weekend for lunch.
Around the corner from the Boone Tavern was an excellent Italian restaurant, where we had dinner. See photo below.
Friday was a day of rest and of doing more laundry. Tomorrow we may venture out and do some hiking.