Sunday’s trek was the best type of trip for it took us to a new place as well as an old familiar town. The Maple Creek Artisan Center in Neville, Ohio was our destination for the day. Even though the fall color was not as intense as in years past, it was still a beautiful drive. With the Ohio River on our right, a rolling, winding road (the best kind to drive), the crunch of leaves and a bright blue sky above, we were enjoying our Sunday excursion. After touring the Artisan Center, chatting with a few artists and listening to the band play a blend of Bluegrass and Country music we were ready for lunch.
I was not ready to call it a day when my friend suggested we head to Augusta, Kentucky for lunch. It was a splendid idea. I have been visiting Augusta for over 15 years and think of it as an old friend. Known by many as the home of Rosemary Clooney, Augusta is an historic colonial town on the Ohio River sans the flood wall. The best way to experience Augusta is to start on the Ohio side of the river. The Jenny Ann, a ferry boat, will shuttle you across the river for a few dollars.
Augusta may not be a garden destination, but if you enjoy a Sunday trip, good food and peace and true quiet, Augusta will not fail you. And there are even a few gardens to enjoy.