A Horse of a Different Color
It has become the popular thing to pick a favorite animal for a town, have companies sponser statues, deocrate the statues, then auction them off to businesses to raise funds to support artistic projects. For Louisville, the Horse rules the day. All around the town these colorful creatures can be found brightening up the city streets.
I think I've said this...
I think I've said this somewhere else, but one thing not to miss are the horse farms and the like. For example, on US 42, driving along away from the city, out past and in Oldham County, there are some nice farms. It's a good drive. Off of 42, before you get to the Gene Snyder and Prospect, there is a light at the intersection of 42 and Wolf Pen Branch. For a good road ride, follow these directions. Take a right (in your car) onto Wolf Pen Branch. Follow it down the hill. Take a left at the stop sign. Go straight under the Gene Snyder bridge and keep going. Follow the road. At a certain point, it will dead end at another road. Turn towards the bridges (I think to the right) and park. Get out your bike. Ride away from the bridges, back towards the road you just turned off of, passing it and climbing a hill. Keep riding. The road will turn right and go up a hill. Low gear. At the top of the hill you shohuld pass some farms (one on either side of the road) and then come to another road. Turn left and follow the road down a nice long winding hill, then back up the other side. Keep going until you come to the next cross street. Here is where I ususally turn around, but you can go either direction. If you have biked the whole way (no car to worry about) turn right to get back to 42. If you go back the way you came, you'll have one heck of a hill to climb.... which is fun. Anyway, it's a good ride, out in the country with less traffic than in the city. And you may even get to see HORSIES!!!!!! Ahem.... anyway, it's a good ride. It's also a good drive with a girlfriend or boyfriend, especially at night. Just keep the speed low.
Ruby Tuesday. I recall years...
Ruby Tuesday. I recall years ago when my cousin used to sing that song while we rode the Motherlode lift at Park City, Utah. Well, there's a restaurant of the same name here in Louisville. I'm sure there are more like it. The food is good.
Kentucky State Fair
The Kentucky State Fair has something for everyone that you expect in a state fair--concerts, junk food, rides, educational and regional tourism exhibits, agricultural exhibits, a pig race, and all the compettive entries for art, canned goods, baked items, quilts, photography, plus the ugly lamp contest. Most of the fair ground exhibits are in large air conditioned exhibit halls; which means you can avoid the heat. See my state fair travelogue for additional photos. Discount tickets are available in advance at Kroger stores. The 100th Kentucky State Fair was celebrated in 2004.
Tutankhamun - Wonderful things from Pharaoh's Tomb
Exhibit runs from March 9 - August 29, 2010
Admission $5 adults, $3 students/seniors over 65, $3 advance group tickets (10+)
This was a wonderful presentation of ~ 125 faithful reproductions of the treasures found in King Tut's tomb. For only $5 admission fee, it got us excited about our upcoming trip to Egypt, and anxious to see the real thing. We pretty much had the place to ourselves, and so a private guided tour, as you are accompanied by a docent who was a wealth of information about the Egyptians, pharaoh's, and their gods.