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Learn to Paint Like Bob Ross
Learn to paint like Bob Ross with a certified Bob Ross Paint Instructor. With a bit of belief in yourself, you can walk out of a class with me with a masterpiece in hand. Anyone can paint, so join me in discovering your hidden talents. Each class we will be recreating a Bob Ross painting, from his old episodes. I will teach you the techniques, skills, and mindset to create something beautiful. I specialize in teaching first timers, but people with experience will be challenged as well! Let’s have a fun, informal time with family, friends and new acquaintances. I would love to teach you the Joy of Painting in the style of Bob Ross with hopes to instill a lifetime love of art as his art has brought to me.
Guided Bigfoot Hunt with Local Kentucky Bigfoot Expert
Hello fellow Bigfoot enthusiasts! I'm Charlie Raymond, the founder of the Kentucky Bigfoot Research Organization. I'll be your guide as we use proven techniques to elicit an interaction with a Bigfoot in one of my private research areas! This (slow) 4 hour hike will take place on an easy trail. We'll take it slow and use strategies I've learned to elicit a possible Bigfoot interaction! Along with sharing my research techniques, I'll share fascinating local Bigfoot encounters from this area. I have a thermal imager for everyone to use and I'll supply red headlamps. This trail has produced terrific Bigfoot interactions recently! This will be an incredibly fun, exhilarating experience, trust me! ***** NEW "BIGFOOT ROOMS" TO RENT ****** I also have two BRAND NEW rooms available in my nearby Clay City Inn you can reserve through Airbnb each called Bigfoot Bungalow #1 and #2.
Cincinnati Photoshoot/Photowalk
Join me on the photoshoot experience that is bound to complete your visit to Cincinnati! Enjoy the historic architecture and rich history while posing it up with your family, significant other or make it a solo occasion. We will begin at beautiful Washington Park located in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, make our way over to classic Music Hall and finish off on Vine Street in front of the most spectacular murals in the city. I hope you leave with a greater appreciation for this quaint midwest city. The age old architecture and history behind the walls of each building are worth more than just a visit, they want to be remembered and photographed with you! !!OTHER THINGS TO NOTE PLEASE READ!! If you CANNOT WALK, this will NOT be the experience for you. If you are FROM THE CINCINNATI AREA, please DO NOT book this experience. This is a special experience JUST for people visiting from out of town. If you would like to book with me privately, please send me a message! The average time this experience takes is 30 MINUTES. Experience/photoshoot images are color edited and 10-20 final photos are sent to the guest via email. !!CANCELLATION!! Please read the cancellation policy, I've had misunderstandings due to people NOT reading the policy!
Horse Farm Tour - Thoroughbreds
Guests will begin a tour near the breeding facility where they will learn about the history of Xalapa Farm and what led to it becoming Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa today. Then, we will proceed into the historic stallion barn & meet most, if not all, of the stallions on the roster including Curlin, Ghostzapper, Good Magic, Kitten’s Joy & Charlatan. Next, we will proceed to the breeding facility. We will see where the stallions come into the facility. We will see where the mares enter the facility and what occurs prior, during and after a breeding. Then, we will some barns with mares & foals, as well as a drive around to see the bridge, race track & other locations where the movie Seabiscuit was filmed. We will also see the race track, life size bronze horse statue and bronze foals, crescent barn, crescent house, gardeners house, and blacksmith shop. Also, we will see some some historic spots such as water pump house, filtration system & water tower. The headstone of Prince Palantine which is a huge part of the history of Xalapa is on the farm as well. You will see the AirBNB (unless occupied)…plus a few extras!!!
Taste local beers in a hip neighborhood
We’ll meet in the parking lot of 930 Mary St Louisville KY 40204. I’ll introduce you to my favorite craft breweries in Louisville. We will walk to 2 local breweries and a local beer pub. You will receive a pint at each brewery and a beer tasting at the beer pub. The tour guide will explain the neighborhood as we walk 3 city blocks. We will end back at the parking lot. Other things to note This experience will be only available on Saturday at 3pm. Private tours available at other times upon request and pricing.
Private Bourbon & Mixology Tasting w/ Local Expert
Enjoy a Private Bourbon Tasting with a highly trained and experienced Bourbon and Cocktail professional. Including a Sensory Experience with both Taste and Aroma pairings. Also, each guests will create their own customized Old-Fashioned from the ground up. Becoming true Kentucky Mixologists. Finishing with a craft cocktail from the in-house craft cocktail menu. Come discover Bourbon with me!
Gourmet Picnic with the goats
Enjoy a picnic breakfast, lunch, or dinner on our lovely private 12 acre farm just 15 minutes from downtown Lexington yet totally private and social distant enjoying the woods and fields with our friendly goat family. Maryann and Archie, and their babies, Alvin, Mork and Mindy. Food is brought in from Lexington's top restaurants, breakfast or lunch from DV8 or First Watch; dinner from Sutton's Italian or barbeque from City Barbeque. The complete meal will be set prior to your arrival, including fresh fruit and ice water. The picnic will be in a wooded area that is a 50 foot walk from the parking area. We can accommodate up to 20 guests in your group, if you would like to be the only group at a time picnicking, just click private group when signing up, so your experience will be totally private and socially distant. It is perfect for couples, families, or groups. Your picnic area will have a picnic style table, adirondack chairs, and a hammock for you to relax in, or a game of cornhole or Bocca Ball. The goats will be tied in the picnic area so there is no need to worry about them invading your dinner! We can also customize your picnic brunch or dinner, and have many dates available, just request a date and time. To make your picnic private for no additional fee please click on the private group choice when making your reservation.
Must have photos Louisville
You will be greeted by one of my hand-picked photographers at Fourth Street Live! We will wander about and snap pictures at the most famous locations. This is situated in the bustling downtown, one of Louisville's most popular areas. We may provide information on the places we go, describe what it's like to live in the city, and respond to any queries you may have about Louisville while we're out and about. We want you to leave our walk/photoshoot with a greater understanding of Louisville as a whole and a local's viewpoint on the place. You will receive around 20 edited photographs per person 5-7 days following our photography. This experience is not private. The maximum group size for this is 4,5 people, thus if you book for fewer than 4,5 people, you will be matched with someone else to enjoy this experience (you will still get your photos separately, not as a group). There is a discounted cost for private groups. A private group rate available.
Experience Cincinnati Like a Local
I've designed this tour not only for first-time visitors to Cincinnati, but also for people who haven't ventured downtown for a while. You'll be amazed at all that is happening! We'll start our tour at historic Findlay Market where you'll get a feel for our public market. Next we'll ride the streetcar through the Central Business District to Fountain Square and then to The Banks to explore the area around Great American Ball Park. You'll see how we remember Pete Rose and other legendary Reds players, and you'll understand the connection between baseball and our community. We'll have plenty of photo opportunities right around the stadium, at Smale Riverfront Park, and along the Ohio River. Next we'll ride the streetcar back to the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Here, you'll want to grab some pictures of Music Hall and Washington Park before we head to Taft's Ale House to see a gorgeous 19th century church restored as a 3-story brewpub. We'll enjoy a snack, but plenty of other food and locally brewed beer are also available for purchase. Throughout the tour, I'll be happy to share insider tips about where to eat and what to do while you're in the Cincinnati area. Note: Contact us to arrange a different day or time. Please keep in mind that Findlay Market is not open on Mondays. Other things to note: Tour operates rain or shine.
See yourself in silver at River City Tintype
Witness the magic of historical photography and make heirloom portraits in silver. Invented in 1851, wet-plate collodion tintype photography involves coating a metal plate with light-sensitive chemistry to make an image. Because this process does not involve film negatives, each plate captures a singular image that will last lifetimes, with a metallic surface and high level of detail that could never be duplicated with a digital process or filter. Located near downtown Louisville, my studio occupies the first floor of a house built in 1885, with a darkroom and portrait parlor modeled after those in the 19th century. In a one-hour studio portrait session, we’ll discuss the tintype process, look at historical and contemporary examples, and plan poses for portraits. Together we’ll make three 4x5” hand-poured photographic plates, using a hybrid of antique and contemporary tools. You’ll see the process from start to finish, from coating a plate to developing in the darkroom. After your session, I will varnish your plates and mail them to you. You will also receive high-resolution images via email.
UnKnown Project Public Art Experience
The (Un)Known Project Public Art Experience features artist-led talks that delve into the history of enslavement in Kentucky and the birth of the project and creation of the “On the Banks of Freedom” public art installation. To support healing, participants are invited to stand in the footprints along the edge of the platform representing enslaved people looking toward freedom in Indiana and are encouraged to carry/pull a 70lb “replicated” sack representing a 1/3 of the cotton an enslaved person had to pick in a day. As part of the session, participants are encouraged to confront their family’s history and any involvement in enslavement, and to share the names, documents, stories and archives with the project as a starting place for healing, reconciliation and redemption. We recommend bringing a bottle of water and sunscreen! Presentations take place rain or shine. Please note that we often document the Public Art Experiences through photography and videography - if you do not want to be included please let the camera person know. The documentation may be used on social media, our project's documentary, and other forms of storytelling.
Kamp Kessa A Zen-like horse experience to remember
1. arrive at barn with appropriate footwear and pants for riding. 2. Enter the herd that most matches your assessed skill and experience level . 3. Walk horse to barn and perform 1:1 grooming like a tea party! 4. Proceed to mount your horse and have preliminary lesson on riding. 5. Follow your host onto a nature trail. 6. Give each rider an opportunity to partner with their horse and nature. 7. Stop and safety check all tack half way through and discuss nature in our environment. 8. Return on an alternate trail to the farm. 9. Circle up and discuss what the power of the experience was for each participant. Other things to note When you enter the property, there will be a metal gate. Please open (and close) it and drive down the drive to the rust colored barn. Park at the barn and the host will meet you there. There are free range horses so drive cautiously.
Meet the Mountain Horses of Kentucky
We take guests into the mountains of Kentucky Appalachia by vehicle, guided by local, trained guides, to see and meet the free-roaming horses of Kentucky. Some horses are tame, others are feral. We have given guides extensive safety training and all are familiar with horses. The Guides also provide cultural and historic background of the area during the 30 minute ride up the mountain, and back. While encountering the herds, our guides first make sure there are not too many horses around the vehicle so that no one gets too close. This is usually not the case, as the feral horses do not come close to the vehicle and the tame ones are friendly and don't get too pushy. The total tour is 3 hours, and we offer a money back guarantee if they do not see any horses. But our guides know the mountains and where the horses hang out, so that has never happened. 35% of the tour fees go towards our hay and vet fund. We pick up horses when they need extra feed to stay healthy or if they are ill or diseased, or if they wander onto private property. All horses are adopted out once they are healthy again.
Custom Candle Creating & Cocktails
When you visit us you are welcome to make a custom candle and any of our other products. You will create your own scent combination by blending up to 3 of our 80 fragrance options into a candle, lotion, sugar scrub, bath salt, hand soap, and just an oil to diffuse. We also offer coffee, beer, wine, and cocktails to enjoy during their visit and an add-on option for charcuterie. Your candle will take about 1.5 hours to set up. This is a great time to explore the neighborhood & grab a bite to eat while you wait!
Play with Piglets and Tour an Organic Farm
We provide an interactive full farm tour which includes time with our pasture raised Kunekune pigs/piglets, free range chickens and peafowl followed by a walk through our vegetable and flower gardens. This 2 hour tour includes a snack and beverage at the end. We will explain how and why we use organic methods that feed us and the animals to come full circle in our goal to becoming a self sustainable farm and answer any questions you have. Step inside the fence with us and all of the animals to get a hands on experience like no other! Ever had a piglet nibble on your finger or shoe? We got you! We have 17 super friendly Kunekune pigs that love belly scratches and treats. Gus and Gert, our 2 Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs will steal your heart. Doug and Darkness our farm kitties always make an appearance and steal the show. We are Neal and Jess, husband and wife and first generation farmers who are passionate about our animals and farming practices. We hope to inspire and educate about self sufficiency and farming while making new friends and memories for everyone. We can’t wait to host an experience you and your family will talk about for years to come!
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