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Old 04-21-2008, 04:18 PM
 
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I like Lexington much better than Colorado Springs.
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Old 04-21-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Kentucky
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Hum...that's interesting. I had no idea that this type of thinking was still around! I know there are different denominations, but to think that people are still "anti" each other because of their faith? Wow.

Good citizens of Lexington, is this still going on there?
I don't think that type of thinking goes on with my friends or the people that I know. However, I do believe that prejudices of all types still exist and that includes religious, racial, etc. Different areas more than others. Overall, I believe that Lexington is progressive, fair, and an intelligent city. The ignorance involved in that type of thinking isn't prominent here.... but like everywhere, I'm sure it exists.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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I don't think that type of thinking goes on with my friends or the people that I know. However, I do believe that prejudices of all types still exist and that includes religious, racial, etc. Different areas more than others. Overall, I believe that Lexington is progressive, fair, and an intelligent city. The ignorance involved in that type of thinking isn't prominent here.... but like everywhere, I'm sure it exists.
I'm not so naive to think that prejudices don't exist (I currently live in Hawaii where prejudice definitely exists.) One of the things that drew me to Lexington and Kentucky was the genuine kindness of people who live there. I just couldn't imagine that this was a place where "anti-ness" would be wide spread. I celebrate differences in thinking, however, it would be difficult for me to live somewhere where people expended that kind of negative energy.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Kentucky
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I'm not so naive to think that prejudices don't exist (I currently live in Hawaii where prejudice definitely exists.) One of the things that drew me to Lexington and Kentucky was the genuine kindness of people who live there. I just couldn't imagine that this was a place where "anti-ness" would be wide spread. I celebrate differences in thinking, however, it would be difficult for me to live somewhere where people expended that kind of negative energy.
And I certainly don't think it is here.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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Well that's all great to hear! It is such a beautiful place out there.

I saw some videos on Shaker town on youtube.com that I just loved. And also some videos on Bluegrass kids festival. I love bluegrass! Are there any local parks where people play in town on a regular basis? Also, what kind of grocery stores do you have?
I heard there was a Wild Oats in town that may be expanding. And are there any good bakeries? I must get hungry about this time each day because I keep asking about local food?
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:47 PM
 
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On Southland Drive, there is a bowling alley, and every Tuesday night there is Bluegrass music in a little outdoor theatre behind it. FREE. It's good music, too, and there are jam sessions afterward.

My daughter says that when people ask her what is unique about Kentucky, she can always tell them that we listen to bluegrass music behind the bowling alley. ROFL!!

The best local bakery imho is Magee's Bakery on East Main Street. Mmmmmmmm......

There is a Wild Oats on Nicholasville Road, and there is a GREAT locally owned natural foods store on Southland Drive called Good Foods Co-Op. The grocery stores are mostly Kroger and Meijer, although there is a really nice little store called Fresh Market on Tates Creek Road right inside New Circle.

More bluegrass music: The Woodland Jubilee, at Woodland Park. Usually in June; check Parks & Rec. Also there is a big Festival of the Bluegrass, out at the Kentucky Horse Park. If you camp at the Horse Park campground there are many jam sessions. VERY good time.

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Old 04-21-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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That is great to hear. I loved you daughters comment. My son is taking violin for the first time this year and I would love for him to learn how to play bluegrass also. And the little outdoor theatre sounds like just the place to get inspired.
I'm glad to hear there are alot of locally owned businesses too. Though I do like the breads at Wild Oats.
It is starting to sound like a very cozy town to live in.
Ok, what are the closest lakes that you can swim in or row boats and fish?
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Old 04-22-2008, 03:27 AM
 
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The closest lake is Jacobson Park, which is in Lexington, out Richmond Road. It is mostly good for paddle boating, although some folks do launch their small craft (sailing, canoeing) there. Some people also fish there. It's not for swimming, though.

The next lakes are Herrington (south about 40 minutes), Cave Run (east about an hour), Cumberland (south about 1.5 hours). Laurel Lake in Southern Kentucky is very beautiful, very picturesque. Each lake has its fans.

All my children play violin and/or cello, and they have been VERY welcomed into the bluegrass jam sessions. It's a wonderful welcoming experience!
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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Do the schools have an orchestra program? We have a great one here. Students get three classes a week (they may have to travel to other schools for some of them). The cost is only $80 for the year. Then you rent an instument and even if you can't afford that, they have many available to loan through the school.

Jacobson Park sound like a good size lake for town. Just enough to get out and have some fun. Are there any little rivers or ponds around, a little more on the wild side? Somewhere you can go hiking. Or any camping/cabins in the area for an easy get away.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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