Our state is a beautiful place to call home, but it is not without its issues. Having four different seasons provides an amazing landscape of colorful changes and a competitive amount of troublesome or bizarre scenarios. Here are 10 bizarre experiences in Kentucky most of us have had at least once.
10. Packing and unpacking
Having four different seasons gives us the opportunity to have four different wardrobes. Having sporadic weather means sometimes we’re better off just leaving a little bit of everything out all year round.
9. Dressing for the weather
There has been more than one occasion when we have left the house in a t-shirt, only to find our self in the midst of a surprise snowfall later in the day. It is not unusual to see people scampering in the snow in short sleeves or shorts during March, April, etc.
You would think as many potholes and road issues our state has, our governor would have left those road funds where they needed to be. Alas, no… Beware the potholes, as they can easily take out a tire. We just had to replace one a few weeks ago.
7. Snow slide
No matter how safe you drive in the winter, snow covered ice is a hazard. Most of us have found ourselves caught in that slow drift to the side of the road or down a slope at some point. I once found myself gently gliding across a lane and down a sloped hill into a field. Mind you, I was only driving about 10 miles an hour.
6. Crowing in the city
There is absolutely nothing wrong with having chickens and producing your own eggs. However, some people move to Kentucky from out of state and get taken aback when they hear roosters crowing at dawn in the city. It happens a lot more often than one would think.
5. Seas of red or blue
When it comes to basketball or football season, it is not unusual to literally see a sea of red or blue in stadium parking lots, the grocery store on game day, and really anywhere on a game day. Kentuckians are very proud of their sports teams and wear the colors with great pride. Some people even decorate their homes in their team colors… or at least a room.
4. Unusual traffic jams
There are some spots in Kentucky where it is not unusual in the slightest to see an Amish buggy, a tractor, or a golf cart driving down the road with 50 cars behind them. This happens in both the big city and the more rural areas. If you are traveling near an Amish or farming community, don’t be surprised.
3. Road construction
If you travel outside of Kentucky, you discover orange cones and road signs are not common roadside scenery. Many of us grew up watching construction on Watterson Expressway, I 65, I 71, etc… and the construction never really stopped. There are places in Louisville where I’ve never seen “no” cones… and I’ve lived in Kentucky close to 50 years.
2. Heat and AC
You have turned your heat on at night and your ac on during the day. This is not uncommon during the spring and fall in Kentucky. It is horrible for the electric bill… but when its 20 degrees at night and 80 during the day… it can be necessary.
1. Seeing a renowned moonbow
Cumberland Falls is one of two places in the world you can see a moonbow every month. It is the only spot in the U.S. where you can experience a rainbow at night. It is a bizarre but breathtaking experience, and one well worth having.
These are more common than bizarre experiences in Kentucky, but to others, they can be a shock to the system. We have some overwhelming beauty here, but we also have some very unpredictable weather and behaviors. We also have a unique variety of bizarre
roadside attractions you can check out during your travels.