June is here, which means the season of long weekends and longer vacations has begun. Because we Americans live in a land of highways and byways, many of us will be traveling by car this summer. With a gallon of gas at $2.94, 20% less than 2017, we can spend a little more on snacks or just save a bit for the next trip. I grew up with these road trips with visits to grandparents, to state and national parks, and to many the wonderful museums such as those in Washington, D.C.
June 1, 2018 is the 226th birthday of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky holds a special place in my heart, having spent my formative years there (and then some) and I am proud to refer it as home. Originally, it was a part of the Commonwealth of Virginia, where I now live. Funny that! Some interesting facts about this beautiful place include it being the home of the Kentucky Derby, the world’s longest cave system with appropriately named Mammoth Cave, some of the worl