I seriously had an “OH WOW” moment when we crossed the river into Louisville. What a way to meet a city. Good job, guys. Good job. *slow clap*
You wouldn’t believe what would follow:
A badass modern art museum/swanky bar.
Farm to market restaurants.
Building texture beyond all imagination.
Not the usual descriptions for a place in Kentucky. I don’t even know anyone who has gone out of their way to visit. But after our mind changing experience in Omaha, I wasn’t about to jump on the “who the hell goes to Kentucky” train when making our way to Louisville.
I mean, how can you go wrong with a golden replica of the statue of David in the middle of downtown? It is right down the street from the world’s largest BAT! …which happens to be down the street from the other world’s largest bat (animal sculpture)?!
As a kid I was a huge baseball fan. Back in the days of Nolan Ryan’s best, I wanted to consume anything baseball. The Slugger Museum was on my bucket list and finally being able to be there was one of those moments where you can just giggle like a 5 year old. You can also watch the bat making process through the window. Sure, we could have paid for the tour but I’m a cheapass that was satisfied from looking from afar. I had a Mr. Rogers moment. The cuts, the dipping, the dyes, and the finished bats were all within display.
Walking around town you just get this amazing sense of being in the South. Plantation houses, friendly people, old buildings lined the streets. Oh God – I just about had a photogasm with the brick buildings.
Again, our time there was too short. I needed at least a week.
How do people travel like this?! A few days is just not enough!