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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Kentuckyiana

We spent the day in Louisville Kentucky which as you may know is right across the river from Indiana. Jay took me to the Old Spaghetti Factory. It was really neat. All dark wood and fancy glass with lots of chandeliers and even a train car in it that you could eat in. They had the most awesome strawberry cheesecake. It was so yummy. We had actually planned to go on the huge steam boat the Belle of Louisville, but we got in our car this morning (a re-run of our Myrtle Beach vacation) and it wouldn't start. This time it was done for. Jay got under it and started hammering on something and it finally started so we were able to get it to the car hospital and pick up a rental car.
We did stop by the Belle of Louisville ticket office but the dinner cruise was sold out but we could just ride along. We opted not to go. It was really gray and rainy so I didn't think we would enjoy it as much.

We also saw the factory where they make the Louisville Slugger bats and they had a huge replica outside the factory. Then Jay took me to Churchill Downs and it was definitely neat to see. We didn't go inside but drove around the outside. The thing that struck us as a little weird is it is right in the middle of a residential section of town. It is surrounded by tons of little houses so we assume the Louisville grew out to where the race track is.








Jay got us a beautiful king sized room for really cheap on Priceline.com in a Courtyard Marriot.

We topped our day off with Steak n Shake at about 11 p.m.

5 comments:

Dad said...

Unbelievable...Jason with his mouth open!

Jason said...

What?!!!! Is it supposed to be closed?!!!!

Janella Thompson said...

wow sounds fun!!! We are headed to Chicago next weekend to the Shed aqua. so I am excited. Take advantage of those romantic weekends. (we are going with 2 other couples but should still be fun.

dorcas said...

Philip went to grad school in Louisville and we absolutely loved it. I never was so sad to leave a place than when we moved from there back to Cincinnati. If Philip said we are moving to back to Louisville tomorrow, he wouldn't have to tell me twice, I'd already be packing. The Spaghetti Factory was one of our favorite restaurants to eat at. I'm almost jealous when people say they went to Louisville because I wish it was me!

Monte & Amy said...

Looks like you had fun, the cake looks yummy too I want some.