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Jeff and Karen took a day off on May 19 and discovered a gem of a place - Berea, KY.  Located 35 miles south of Lexington, Berea is an arts centered community with a youthful vibe.  That's largely because of Berea College.  Berea is a small, liberal arts college that was founded in 1855.  It provides free education to students and was the first college in the Southern United States to be coed and racially integrated. The Berea Tourism Bureau is located in a converted train station in the arts district, and Maya greeted Jeff, Karen and Buddy when they stopped in.  She was a wealth of information about the town, and is also a "Warm Showers" host for the Trans America Trail.  She takes cyclists into her home at no charge and offers them a bed and a shower.  She presented Jeff and Karen with t-shirts commemorating their quest.

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