Join us on a fun-filled day trip! We'll start at Rabbit Hash, KY. This quaint and rather eccentric little community (population 315) is a real 'hoot' to visit. The town's name came years ago from a local man who had the same nickname. Since 1998 the town has elected a local dog as mayor. In some cases the canines ran against opponents who were cats and chickens. The famous Rabbit Hash General Store was built in 1831 and has survived numerous floods. The store burned in a devastating fire in 2016 and it has been lovingly restored its original form. The process took community support - from fundraising to providing period-era construction material to replace burnt wood (to meet National Historical Registry requirements). But through hard work and dedication the restoration took just over 1 year. They celebrated on April 1st with an impromptu parade, a ribbon cutting and cheers of "April Fools, We're Not Open". The store has been stocked with hand woven towels from Boston, brooms made in the Berea, KY, wooden kitchen ware, handmade soaps and much more.
Later, near Batesville, IN we’ll enjoy a buffet luncheon at The Restaurant at Walhill Farm. This 250 acre working farm has an award winning restaurant, popular event center and butcher shop. Almost all of the delicious food is made from scratch and is produced right on the farm! This afternoon we go to historic Metamora, IN an 1838 Canal Town. Here you can see a portion of the Whitewater Canal and the unique aqueduct. The 100 year old grist mill will be operating and you’ll have a chance to talk to the mill operator and buy corn meal. Over a dozen of the quaint shops are scheduled to be open for your shopping pleasure. Don’t miss this fun day in the country!