Monday, March 14, 2011

A little trip

Brooke - my daughter - and I took a trip to Louisville, fly in one day, one day for meetings, fly out the next. But we took advantage of the time and did a little scouting around the old city near our hotel. Here we are in the hotel room before we set out…

We could see the Ohio River and a park outside our hotel room and decided to find it - we were on the 9th floor and turned around, but we did manage to get there - and took photos.
Photo of someone famous - no name - my bad
This park had several statues and then this wide, long, lazy river and a bridge connecting two states.

It was a dreary day but warm. Who can ask more than that in winter. It wasn't until the next day that we say barges full of ??? chugging down the river. And then it was time to look at old buildings. Here in the west, we don't get to see much old architecture. It's kind of a tear it down and build it again sort of place.

I think this lovely old column, attached to a gorgeous old building, is part of a revitalization program that is ongoing in old Louisville.

Not so sure what's going to happen with this one. Talk about on it's last leg. But so interesting in the middle of town. And then across the street was this …

The Louisville Slugger Museum and factory. Oh so many famous names are on the wall inside and you can buy your very own Louisville Slugger bat and …

Yep, that's Babe Ruth's plaque. All up and down this street are bats and plaques of the famous players who used Louisville Slugger. One of Ruth's bats is in the museum, and it is HEAVY!

That's the little tour for today. Sorry the post is so long, but this is a fun place to visit.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there thanks for leaving a comment on my blog the other day. I love the pic of the with and rusty collumn. Keep up the good job and have fun blogging.
    Bye Dagmar