Dog Friendly Historic Boone Tavern Inn – Berea, KY – 4 paws and 4 thumbs up!

October 28th, 2018 - 3:03 pm KY Time

Howllow fellow basset hound and taking trips with us lovers…As you know I am still blogging about our massive month long book tour through the south but for now I am going to take a side book tour trip to the Historic Boone Tavern Inn in Berea, KY.  When we last were in in Berea we learned that the Inn was dog friendly so we vowed to come back with Daisy Lynn and come back we did!

The Historic Tavern is located on the campus of Berea College in Berea, KY.

Berea College charges no tuition; every admitted student is provided the equivalent of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship (currently worth $97,200; $24,300 per year)

Yes, you are reading correctly…NO TUITION, but all of the students work at jobs on campus and the Tavern has many student employees which makes the experience really different and fun.

The first night we had dinner at the Tavern and it was delicious!

Look outside…I moved the basset hauling vehicle to the window so we could keep an eye on Daisy Lynn.  Perfect weather in the low 50s to keep her in the car.  She would never stay in the room by herself.  We would get kicked out of we even tried.  She did great in the car as we enjoyed a traditional favorite called spoon bread…

It is like an egg souffle with corn bread – let me get the recipe…

Boone Tavern Spoon Bread


  • 1 1/4 cup white cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 eggs


1.  Stir meal into rapidly boiling milk. Cook until very thick, stirring constantly, to prevent boiling.

2.  Remove from fire and allow to cool. The mixture will be cold and very stiff.

3. Add well beaten egg, salt, baking powder and melted butter. Beat with mixer 15 minutes.

4.  Pour into well-greased casserole. Bake 30 minutes at 375 degrees.

Kentucky Hospitality A 200-Year Tradition.

The server/student told us they make 200 helpings a day for the dining room.  I could have eaten that entire casserole dish but I refrained…It was so good!
Grandma and I had connecting rooms which Daisy Lynn adores and she can go back and forth and rule the roost!  This is Grandma’s sweet suite!
The next morning was frigid as frost!  I thought it would make for a great photo shoot on the massive front porch and boy o boy was I ever right!
Warm and toasty for our morning walk in style!
Daisy is sporting a faux fur snood of black mink with a chinchilla trim around the face.  This snood is from our winter haute couture collection designed by yours truly.  It is called…SUNDAY BEST and will be on ebay very soon.  Working on that now…
Berea is known for it’s arts, crafts and a HUGE Artisan Center!!! It is really cool and full of fun and unique items.  We thought it was a little on the pricey side but still – so much fun to shop!!!
hahaha – this was not representative of the items in the center…but a show stopper for KY where the women are fast and the horses are pretty – or the other way around if you prefer…LOL
This was the general vibe…
There is another street full of shops.  It is a wonderful quaint little town with so much history.  We spent 2 nights.
If you go don’t miss the Fudge shop…hehehe – it is a stones throw from the Boone Tavern…
Can you even imagine eating a few bourbon balls from this place???  Well, let me tell you we were happy KY girls! You can see the blue sign of the Fudge Shop behind me on the left!  Yes, it is that close!!!  Daisy Lynn and I are on the walkway up to the Tavern.
Tomorrow we leave for Nashville, IN.  It is in Brown County and we are staying at the Brown County State Park.  People refer to it as “Little Gatlinburg, TN”…
More moving on down the road and across to a new state later…Love, Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB who were so good at staying in hotel rooms when Mommy and Grandma would go to a meal…hehehe)

Full Moon Rising – last night (10-24-18)

October 25th, 2018 - 7:07 am KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Full Moon Rising Lovers…Last night was a beautiful night and it would have been Grandpa’s 92nd birthday.  Wow – we miss him so much in bassethoundtown.  Everyday…

I think he sent me this Full Moon for sure!

It was just stunning.  This picture was taken with me sitting on the couch looking out to the ladies room.  Daisy Lynn was laying next to me…

More loving full moons and birthday memories later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB with the birthday Grandpa…)


October 8th, 2018 - 5:05 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and testing lovers.  My totally pawsome website technowizard person is updating some stuff for me and I was just testing it out.  Lots of stuff needs updating and stuff that I have no idea what it means.  The internet is the everchanging net.

Love to all of the residents…

Atlantic Beach North Carolina Here We Come!!!

October 6th, 2018 - 12:12 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Getting Back to the Beach Lovers.  It was sheeting, howling rain when we left Charleston, SC for Atlantic Beach, NC.  OMDOG – OMDOG!!!  This was my only miscalculation of the trip and boy was it a doozie!!!  I had estimated our travel time at 2.5 hours but I had the wrong STATE!!!  I had the right city but the dogforsaken wrong state.  Instead of driving 2.5 hours we had about 7 hours ahead of us.  Booooooooo on me!!!  Or I should say Boo Who!!! Yes, my soul was crying about as hard as the rain but we pushed on and so glad we did.  Atlantic Beach, NC turns out to be one of our favorite beach towns and as a matter of fact we went back this summer for a week of just staring at the beach/ocean.  I wonder if it will take me a year or more to blog about it?  Hope not.

We had so much fun…BOTH TIMES!!!

Well worth the extra drive time for sure…


We stayed at the DoubleTree aka free cookie/dog friendly hotel and immediately fell in love with the quaintness of the city.


So far it has remained pretty much a quite, cute, clean beach town but the giant rental homes are certainly marching up and down the Emerald Isle.  One of the main perks to Atlantic Beach is, for now, it is dog friendly.

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Here we are walking down the beach to do a photo shoot of the Lily Book.  We have a few shops to visit to market the book.

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Daisy Lynn seemed to do pretty good on the sand and with a little bit of water on her paws but she is not a huge fan of walking on the beach.

Unlike Grandma and I.


Yep, I could move bassethoundtown to Atlantic Beach, NC.  No problem…

That is the Doubletree right behind me.


We headed to Molly’s Beachside Bar and Grill just in time for happy hour…

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You can see Molly’s from our rooms…The blue umbrellas…


Our stay at Atlantic Beach, NC – NORTH CAROLINA!  HAHAHA – was way too short just like the legs of basset hound…

We will be back…


But for now we pack up and head to the next adventure…


From the red dot to Corolla, NC…

More having the time of our lives later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma ATB having a rainbow happy hour…)

PS – I cannot thank you enough Lily…