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Secret Treasures Along The Way…

November 14th, 2012 - 3:03 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Secret Treasure Lovers….I call this little town a secret treasure.  Grandma, Chaps and I were on our way home from Carter Caves back a few weeks ago, just pushing down the road because I was sick as sick can be.  Out of the corner of my sick eye I saw this.

I knew it was a must to turn around and get back to that bridge for a gorgeous photo op.  I was soooo right.

It really was like entering a magic world.  Look at that little white church!

The Goddard White Covered Bridge  is the only surviving example of Ithiel Town Lattice design in Kentucky, with timbers joined by wooden pegs. Actual date of construction and the original builder are unknown, but the bridge can be traced back to the 1820′s. A favorite spot for photographers, the Goddard Bridge frames the Goddard United Methodist Church in the background. A historically accurate renovation was recently completed on this bridge and it is again open to both pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

I just could not believe that this little secret treasure town and spot is only an hour and a half away from our home.  We will certainly go back and hopefully visit this tiny town during the upcoming holiday season.  I bet it just sparkles.

If you walk past the little church, across some farm land is this barn.  Look at that stunning barn quilt.

So, our little side trip was one of the best moments of the bigger trip.  As we headed back to the car one more snap of the bridge…

There is a picnic table right here where I took this picture from.  Just so beautiful and serene.

More loving secret treasures along the way later…Cat, Chaps and Emma ATB laying under her own family quilt (aka gully)



  1. Cindy, Jethro, Rugs, Oz and Harriet
    November 14th, 2012 | 3:41 pm

    How beautiful! That bridge is a work of art for sure. I just love quilts. I’ve been wanting to get a really big one for our king sized bed for years. Unfortunately, they are, understadably, more expensive than what I want to pay right now.

  2. Debbie
    November 14th, 2012 | 5:07 pm

    I love the picture you took through the bridge of the church. It looked kind of European to me , covered bridges are so cool.

  3. November 14th, 2012 | 6:33 pm

    Oh, I love quilts as well. They are sooooo expensive. Thank you Debbie. Grandma took that picture. We found out there are 2 more covered bridges in that area that we will also visit. Can’t wait!

  4. Maureen and Slinky
    November 15th, 2012 | 11:46 am

    This looks like something from Currier & Ives. I would love to see a winter scene photo for this landmark.

  5. Sandy (Ollie's mom)
    November 15th, 2012 | 9:24 pm

    What a beautiful place!! Love your photos. I too would love to see a winter scene photo of this place. It would be like a Christmas card.

  6. Cat
    November 15th, 2012 | 10:42 pm

    Sandy – Mom and I were talking today about our next trip to the bridge to take the winter pictures. We also want to visit the little town. I am excited about it. It will be so festive.

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