Since we thought that we would be in Kentucky by early May we had booked the flights for Nicole and the kids from Nashville, TN early in 2008. Unfortunately we were still in Ohio so we had to drive 6+ hrs the way back from Nashville.
The first pictures are at the Hermitage which was Andrew Jackson's home. The last picture is his and his wife's gravesite in their garden.
These last pictures are at Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace national historic site. This includes his boyhood home and birthplace unit just outside of Louisville, KY. The first 5 pictures are of the boyhood home which was nothing really to see except that log cabin which is supposedly very similar to the one in which he lived as a young boy. The last 2 pictures are of the birthplace which consists of a visitor's center and a symbolic cabin of the one in which he was born which is oddly enshrined in a beautiful neo-classical building much like the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The second picture shows a closeup of a cicada bug which are prevalent in this area. These are the bugs that make a really loud buzzing noise (you can hear it from the Wikipedia link above).