Megan's 20 Things

20 Random Things I love about Kentucky:
1.  William T Young Library- spent many days and nights in this beautiful library. 

2.  Chevy Chase Starbucks- I absolutely love this area and spent a lot of time at this establishment.
3.  Woodland Arts Festival- lovely little festival
4.  Arboretum Walking Trail- so many mornings and evenings spent strolling this walking trail.
5.  Freeman Lake- one neat thing about Elizabethtown
6.  Bellini's- love their food
7.  AJ's Casuals- super cute clothes
8.  Elizabethtown Swim and Fitness Center- many memories here
9.  Cheapside Bar and Grill- no explanation needed!

10.  Harvey's- their jukebox is dangerous.
11.  McCarthy's Irish Pub- does the guy with the Russian hat still work the door?
12.  White Hall Classroom Building- University of Kentucky
13. Keeneland- no explanation needed.
14.  Charlie Brown's- love their cheese poppers
15.  Churchill Downs- a Kentucky staple
16.  SDF- always excited to go on trips.
17. Elizabethtown Baptist Church- reppin' my hometown!
18.  Common Grounds Coffee House- lovely little nook to study or hang out

19.  Rosebud- so many memories here
 20.  Austin City Saloon- one word: karaoke ... maybe another word: popcorn

Elizabethtown: The Movie

I was born and raised in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. After my senior in high school, all of the buzz was that this big Hollywood movie was going to be filmed in our town. Everyone got really excited as the preparations drew closer for the filming to begin. I had several friends that even auditioned and were cast to be "extras" in the film. One of them got to meet Orlando Bloom. Yummy!

The movie came out in 2005 and it was such a big deal for Kentucky and our town. They had a special premiere that locals were allowed to attend. I personally chose to wait and see the movie on DVD as I am not much of a movie-goer.

I had a couple of bones to pick after finally seeing the movie. First of all, they filmed maybe 1 or 2 scenes in our actual city while everything else was filmed in Versailles (nearly 2 hours away) and Louisville (about 40 miles away). Hello- isn't the movie called Elizabethtown? Apparently our city was too "modernly updated" for what they wanted to film. Second, the movie portrays our town as a small backwoods town. Again, we have a population of nearly 30,000 and the vibe portrayed in the movie is just a bit off.

While I'm glad the movie brought attention to the ole E-town, I have to say it wasn't one of my favorites. Have you all seen the movie? What did you think?