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    I just had to share this... we had a wonderful adventure during spring break... We left Indy, and went on a road trip that took us to a state park in Arkansas. I took a different way back so we could stop in Louisville,Ky. to go to Six Flags before coming home. There was this bridge in Louisville that was lit up in blue.... it was so cool. I must have drove over that bridge a dozen times..... one kid would sit in the front, and with the window down, stick their head out the window and enjoy the view as we'd go over the bridge! I'd turn around, the kids would change places and we'd do it again...... after the 3rd or 4th time, I saw this horse statue out front of a business downtown... I didn't say anything because I figured maybe it was just me seeing things because I'm the only driver and it'd been several states since starting for home.
    After the 5th or 6th time we turned around to go over the bridge, my daughter sees the same horse statue..... and she gets all excited and tells me about a book she had read in school about a lady who painted a ceramic horse statue for an auction called 'Gallopalooza'....... she was so excited!! I took a wrong turn and ended going down another street, was trying to get back to the bridge, but passed another horse statue instead.
    We'd stop, get out, and I'd take a photo of the kids standing by the horse statues!!! We ended up having such a wonderful adventure looking for more horses. We ended up finding 6. It wasn't until we were home and I looked it up that I learned that there had been over 200 horses. But what an awesome happy memory we'll have from a book.... the Gallopalooza adventure.

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    think I am going to have to snap a pic next time I go back to Lexington - I am pretty certain I saw one of these fine horses there too!
    happy you had a great adventure! its that kind of experience that makes travel so special!
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    that's a really cool story!


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    There's one in Lexington?!! I'll have to remember that for a future roadtrip! It was such a spontaneous adventure....my daughter was just so thrilled when she realized she had read a book in school about the horses. I need to finish the roll of film so I can see how the photos came out.
    I remember looking Gallopalooza up on the net when we got back...and reading that one of the horses had made it all the way to Idaho.

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    If you ever see some painted life size animals like these ones be sure to look for more. They are usually close to eachother, within a few blocks

    This is a fundraiser that has been hitting cities around the country. We recently had one in Spokane for bears, one in Seattle for pigs and one across the border in Idaho for moose. The full size statues are now spread across the Inland Northwest. I think the first one was done in Chicago with cows.

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    The police dept. was just a few blocks from where we started seeing the horses...so, we stopped there to ask the 411 on the horses. I think they thought I was crazy!! A mom with 2 kids asking about ceramic horses at 11 at night, but it was our spring break, and had it not been for the cool bridge we crossed a dozen times, we wouldn't have even known the horses were there!!! We did learn the location of a few others around the city,but no one there really knew much of it. I figured it was a good place to start tho.... if anyone would know about landmarks in their area, I thought the police would!
    It was great fun tho... and that it all had started as a way to raise funds for a good cause had been a wonderful idea. I only wish I had known of it before tho.... the horses had already been auctioned long before I even knew of them. Would have been great fun to have been able to see the whole collection before they found new homes. Is cool to hear that there have been other collections of sorts in other states too.

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