Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

What the Beck???

Kentucky Trip #3

It is now Wednesday, and I am entering Crofton, Kentucky.

Some fun facts to know and share about Crofton, Kentucky

Population 762 in 2013
10 – 19 volunteer firefighters
1 police officers (2008)
crime rate:  164.7

I drove around the town, and just wasn’t interested in it at all.  This one is just too small for me.  I do have another small town, but that one spoke to me.

There is no more to say……..I am outta here!

Leitchfield, Kentucky here I come.

Some fun facts to know and share about Leitchfield, Kentucky

Population 6,827 (2013)
Grayson County
2 full time firefighters, the rest are volunteers
13 police officers + administrator
crime rate:  159.5

       I had a rough time in this city.  In fact, I actually dubbed this HELL DAY!!

       I began at City Hall.  The ladies who worked there were so wonderful. I had a problem as I pulled into town.

My rental car wouldn’t shift gears.  I was staying in first, and beginning to panic.  The secretaries suggested that I call Hertz. The Hertz employee on the phone saved me!  Somehow, I had shifted into manual, so it stayed in the lowest gear.  Thank God!  Hallelujah! This had potential to ruin my trip. My blood pressure can now return to normal.

       I was now off to the police station. The Assistant Chief was very informative and reviewed and verified my statistics. He also gave me a lot of background about the town.

       The town has a city square, which took a little getting used to because traffic enters and leaves the square as others are moving all around it.  There was a lot of merging!  There was not a lot to do here, and they really didn’t have a lot of restaurants to choose from for lunch.  I wasn’t hungry so I decided to check out the properties.
Property #1:  424 Claggett Rd.

 In 2016, Zillo wrote: Spacious home w/great floor plan. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,140 sq. ft. 5.33 acres. Sitting room with built in entertainment center, bonus room that could be used as 4th bedroom. Rooms are very large, home has lots of storage space. Features include trey & vaulted ceilings, a 2 car attached garage, pool, barn w/2 stalls, tack room, hay storage, 2 attached paddocks, carport & run-in shed, electric & water at barn, partial pond, property is fenced & cross fenced, livestock ready, has nice patio area, large covered front porch w/swing. Great setting!

This home looked great!

 a little closer view

 the outbuildings

 There were two shepherds who were quite annoyed with me 
stopping to photograph the house next door.  They were beautiful

Property 2:  4296 Salt River Rd.

 In 2016, Zillo wrote: This is a beautiful 4 bedroom brick home located only 3 miles from the William Thompson By-pass. It sits back off the road in the country on a private farm making this home very private but close to town. The main level rooms include a mud room, kitchen with walk in pantry, dining room, breakfast nook, living room, foyer, 3 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, office, and a large laundry room that is conveniently located across from the bedrooms. There is 4,000 sq. ft., and it sits on 2 acres. The basement includes an extra large bedroom, office, family room, full bathroom, extra large recreation room, and storage room. This home also has hand scraped hardwood flooring, a tile walk in shower located in master bathroom and a 2 car attached garage. This home is only 7 years old and is a MUST SEE! 

This property is way, way, way down a gravel drive. A cornfield sits in front and on the side of the house, so it is not even seen from the road during the spring, summer, and fall. The incident began when I realized that I was coming to the house. I hate to invade anyone’s privacy, so I thought I would do a quick little turnaround and head out. My brain was not in gear, because I was barely off the drive when my front tires sunk in the mud. Where was I?  Georgia?? I freaked out.
There was no one home, and I was barely visible from the road, and I didn’t know anyone. I did what any self respecting girl did – I called the police. I told her that I was barely off the drive, so I didn’t need a tow truck – just a strong man. She laughed, and then sent me a County Police Officer. He came, couldn’t get it out, didn’t want a tow truck either, and called in reinforcements. The county Chief arrived. He asked if I was planning to rob the house, so I shared my town research. He was impressed – thank God! They both pushed me out. They were my heroes. Of course, I took their picture. Blood pressure was up, down, up, down. Lord, help me – this was a stress-filled day.

 I wasn't that far off the drive.

 I am so darn stuck!
 My heroes!

Property 3:  6828 Salt River Rd.

In 2016, Zillo wrote: Beautiful ranch sitting on approx 17 acres conveniently located within 10 miles of city of Leitchfield. Home features 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 2 master suites, kitchen designed for a chef and 3,000 sq. ft. Many updates have recently been done including replacement widows throughout, hardwood flooring, built in generator. Lrg back deck for entertaining or relaxing while enjoying the gorgeous country view, barn with water, electric, 9 horse stalls, tack room and chicken coop, pond for livestock. A built in generator. A must see all this home has to offer.

This home looks great, but it is really high up and mountainous. The Zillo photos look must better than my drenched photos.

I went to a few more homes, but they were a big no.

Look at these photos.  I love signs that say, “Falling Rock”.  YIKES!! With my luck today, one will fall right on my rental car.

I was off to Elizabethtown to check in at the Hampton.

Hell Event #3
       I got to the Hampton and checked in at the front desk. I went back to the car to unpack, and couldn’t find my car key.  PANIC TIME #3.  I was tired of feeling panic. So, for the second time that day I called Hertz. He said he could send someone, but it would cost me $85.00 for the locksmith.  At that time, money was not an issue. As I was on hold, I found the key in the lining of my coat. He said the charge was cancelled. OMG - how much stress can I handle. Give me food and a bed.
      I was now starving so I walked in the rain/snow to Ruby Tuesday’s and ate dinner.

Today, I must say STUNK!  However, tomorrow is another day and maybe the sun will come out, and I will have the rest of my trip be UNEVENTFUL!!!

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