Thursday, July 05, 2012


DSCF0046 We had a wonderful trip to Louisville (pronounced Loo-uh-vul), KY, this past weekend.  Because we did so much in such a short time, I’m splitting this report of the trip into more than one blog. 

The flights from CA to KY took a total of 5 hours and with waiting at the airport before and between flights, not to mention the 3 hours time change, made for a long day.  However, even the airports have interesting sites: DSCF0010 This “horn” statue was most intriguing.  I couldn’t resist photographing it DSCF0011  as Max ate his breakfast DSCF0012  (yes, that’s a sandwich he’s eating). 

DSCF0014 The highlight of our first full day in Louisville was the trip to Churchill Downs.  The museum there DSCF0045 was fabulous!  DSCF0021 Part of the guided tour was outside:  in the stands, DSCF0017_1 with a view of the track, DSCF0020 and the entrances to the track, DSCF0022 and the exits too.DSCF0023 In the grounds around the museum were several statues of famous horses, like Eight Belles, DSCF0025 one of the few fillies to win the Kentucky Derby.  (If you click on the picture, you can read the inscription.)  DSCF0026  All around the top edge of the museum walls were displayed all the horses to win the Kentucky Derby since the 1800’s! DSCF0024 We stopped at the restaurant inside for a marvelous lunch and I was amused by some of the quotes that adorned the walls:  DSCF0027_1  DSCF0027_2 Afterwards, we explored the rest of the museum: DSCF0028  DSCF0034  DSCF0042 (I apologize for the blurriness of this photo, but the inscription is quite interesting concerning Seattle Slew!)  We also dropped by the Bourbon Room (which is part of the Bourbon Trail) DSCF0037 and I was especially amused by this quote:  DSCF0039  All in all, it was an exciting trip!  DSCF0043

Stay tuned tomorrow for Part Two—the Wedding!


Ramblingon said...

I loved this Sue! :-)))

CAROLDEE said...

Looks like you had a nice visit to the DOWNS. Nice Photos.