It was a straight line from Colorado to VA, and we could "smell the barn" so with just a stop at a rest area with a stream and birds flying through, and lunch at a great brew pub, we headed forth.
It turned out the barn we smelled were the ones in Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, in Lexington, Kentucky. so we stopped to visit the horses and riders as they took their morning exercise.
It was amazing to watch these beautiful animals. Click on any of the pics to see them larger. As you can see in Picture 2, I won the derby while I was there!