Walking around downtown is cool. I haven't done it that often, but it's not bad. The city is neat, and the downtown is nice. It's not junky for the most part, especially on Main Street. Anyway, if you get a chance, take a walk in downtown, and stop at the Belvedere so you can admire the work I did on the irrigation! How green the grass is! If you can't walk through, at least take a drive through.
Go to Long Run Park, in the...
Go to Long Run Park, in the eastern part of Jefferson County. It's not a really large park, but there's a nice lake in the middle of it, a road around that, and then some tall grass and trees farther out from the road. Anyway, it's not very crowded, and it could be a good place to go for a run or a short bike ride.
I remember coming here a lot as a child, either grilling some hot dogs and roasting some marshmallos, learning to fish, or playing at the playground. And in the fall, near Halloween, there used to be a big 'scary story' festival. Everyone would sit on the hill and listen to a storyteller on the microphone in front. And then there'd be some hot cider sold in the back, and it was a lot of fun. So, if we still have that going on here, and you're in town with little ones in October, definitely something to think about. I remember camping out here once for a bik Boy Scout thing. Lots of fun.
Also, there's a nice golf course adjacent to the park (or maybe part of the park). Anyway, enjoy the place. It's out on US 60 (Shelbyville Road) just before you get to Shelby County. You'll see a sign for it just after Eastwood.
Really good Chinese food. This may not be the most authentic Chinese food ever, but it may be my favorite in town... this is considering I have never been able to find good Chinese food in Indiana... blech. Anyway, this is really good Chinese. Sweet and Sour Chicken
Louisville has at least two Bosnian restaurants, Nermana's (on Frankfort Avenue) and Djuli's (in the Iroquios Manor Shopping Center-near the Vietnam Kitchen).
I haven't been to Djuli's, but the food at Nermana's is quite good. They also sell Bosnian preserves and chocolates. MMMMM
Highly recommended. I haven't yet had verything on the menu, so I can't say... better do some more research!
Thomas Edison House
I did not get to see this site personally yet, but it is someplace I wish to get to.
As quoted on a website (http://www.kytravel.com/hist1.htm)
"Thomas Alva Edison lived in this 1850s shotgun duplex in the National Historic District of Butchertown while employed by the Western Union Co. after the Civil War (1866-67). On the Natl. Reg., the museum has many of Edison’s inventions on display and a gift shop with Edison memorabilia. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission $4, seniors (60+) $3, students & children 6-12 $2, under 6 free. Handicap accessible."