|Looking across the Kentucky River into Fayette County - Madison Co., Ky.|
And then I saw the scenic overlook. I pulled to the side of the road and remembered why an 18th century Baptist preacher, when asked to describe heaven, said that "Heaven is a Kentucky of a place." I've recognized this before, but never so close to Lexington.
The Kentucky River was high and clearly visible with the late-afternoon sun glistening off its pool. Everything else - verdant abundance on the hills and descending into the river valley. Aside from the ribbon of pavement at my feet, there was no indication that this pristine spot had been touched.
Yes, the preacher-man surely was right: "Heaven is a Kentucky of a place."