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: This “horn” statue was most intriguing. I couldn’t resist photographing it as Max ate his breakfast (yes, that’s a sandwich he’s eating).
The highlight of our first full day in Louisville was the trip to Churchill Downs. The museum there was fabulous! Part of the guided tour was outside: in the stands, with a view of the track, and the entrances to the track, and the exits too. In the grounds around the museum were several statues of famous horses, like Eight Belles, one of the few fillies to win the Kentucky Derby. (If you click on the picture, you can read the inscription.) All around the top edge of the museum walls were displayed all the horses to win the Kentucky Derby since the 1800’s! We stopped at the restaurant inside for a marvelous lunch and I was amused by some of the quotes that adorned the walls: Afterwards, we explored the rest of the museum: (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) and I was especially amused by this quote: All in all, it was an exciting trip!
Stay tuned tomorrow for Part Two—the Wedding!