Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - Louisville Day Three

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - Louisville Day Three

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday!  This is the third and final installment of our recent trip to Louisville.  If you missed the other two days, you can find them HERE and HERE.

So Saturday was Eric's official birth day.  He turned the big 5-0!  This guy is so special and deserves a huge shout out for putting up with me and all my shenanigans!  He does more favors for me in a day than most people ask for in a year and does them all with a smile.  Well, most of them anyway.  :)

Saturday morning we got up and headed to Please and Thank You for a little breakfast.  This establishment is located in the NuLu area of Louisville and is as cute as can be.  

After breakfast, we roamed in and out of the adorable shops in the area and finished our drinks.  If you look around, you'll find some very fun artwork on the sides of the buildings.

When our parking meter had expired, we headed over to Louisville Slugger to check out their bat making.  I'm going to be honest here - it's one of those places I felt we really needed to visit since we were in Louisville and all, but was not super impressed.  I think the thing that turned me off was their lack of Cardinal memorabilia.  I know, not a very good reason to dislike the place but it just didn't do for me what I thought it would.  Eric, on the other hand, loved it!

We did the tour and visited the museum.  At the end of the tour, we all got a mini bat.  Mine will probably be on sale on Ebay soon if anyone is interested in it.

They did have a large selection of game used bats you could swing after you put on a pair of gloves.

And several life sized mannequins to pose next to. (Not a single Cardinal one though.)

Next we headed back to the hotel for lunch.  The famous Hot Brown was on the agenda, along with some derby pie.  The hot brown was originally created at The Brown Hotel, so we were excited to give one a try.  It's an open-faced turkey sandwich with bacon and smothered in Mornay sauce.  Pretty tasty!  The pie was pretty darn delicious too!

We really wanted to get out and enjoy the fall colors, so after lunch we visited Cave Hill Cemetery.  Two famous-to-us people were buried there and we wanted to get a glimpse of their final resting place - Colonel Sanders (you know, Kentucky Fried Chicken man) and Muhammad Ali.  We found Colonel Sanders with minimal effort, but closing time for the cemetery was approaching and I was getting freaked out that we would be locked in so we left before finding Ali. 

We wanted to spend a bit more time outside so our next destination was Cherokee Park.  The trees were positively magnificent!  

Soon we headed back to the hotel to get ready for the evening.  We celebrated Eric's birthday dinner at The English Grill.  The place was a bit too fancy for picture taking, so you'll just have to take my word for it that the food was fabulous!

Happy 50th birthday Eric!  I hope we get to spend another 50 together!

Now it's your turn -- what are you thinking out loud about today?  Link up and share your thoughts.

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  1. Happy Birthday to Eric! My husband turns 50 next month!

  2. I'm glad your husband liked the museum even if it wasn't what you expected. I've actually never been to it, but I'm not a big baseball person. haha

    Happy Birthday to Eric! :)


  3. Looks like you guys really had a great time! The baseball museum looks so fun! Happy big 5-0 to Eric again! 50 looks good on him! :)
    The Beth Next Door

  4. Happy Birthday to him. That is one museum I would love to go to. Thanks for hosting and have a great Thursday. What an amazing trip.

  5. What a fun trip! That breakfast place looks adorable (and love the name!). Also those wall murals are amazing.

    Happy birthday to Eric! Hope he had a great one this year :)