Here we are in Louisville KY, our new home for 3 days. We are in a KOA (Kampgrounds Of America) that resembles an RV parking lot. The rigs are squeezed in like giant sardines! I'm glad this is only 3 days, but it is as they say"location, location, location". 5 minutes and it's "hello downtown Louisville".
On the way as we approached Bowling Green KY we started to notice a lot of Corvettes on the road. We started to count(it was easy since they were caravaning)and came up with about 150! At the rest stop Mary meet one of the 'Vette owners and found out that it was the 15th anniversary of the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green and that the group we saw was 178 strong from FL & GA. We passed the museum and the grounds were covered in 'Vetts! Then we saw another group coming from the north w/ a police escort and counted another 120+!! We understand that they were expecting several thousand over the weekend. It would be something to see but we wanted to get on our way.
Those of you who know Mary know that she just thinks pigs are the cutest things around, after your's truly of course. Well we came across a livestock truck loaded with them and she started squealing like a little piggy herself. I think she was trying to communicate. I didn't have the heart to remind her they they all had names like "Bacon", "Pork Chop", & "B-B-Q". She knows, but tries not to think about that. To her there is no connection between her favorite pork product and Wilbur the Pig.
Growing up playing Little League baseball you learn Louisville Slugger is something you have just got to have, so here we are where they are made. The factory tour and museum were awesome. How they went from making 1 bat in 30 min. to 1 bat in 3o sec. is cool. More unbelievable is how they were able to duplicate bats by hand and eye in the old days. For those of you Rays fans we saw BJ Upton's bat from his post-season tear of 7 home runs. We also saw them making bats for Carlos Pena and Evan Longoria. How cool is that, especially if you're a fan. I had heard that in the past the vault with all the individual players original bats(the ones used to make duplicates when a player needed them) was off limits for the public. Now that all the dimensions for these bats are computerized you can go in the vault and handle the originals made for each player. It was neat to be able to hold the bats that were handled and specified by each player. I personally held bats for Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Pee Wee Reese, and Hank Aaron. What can I say,COOL!
Tomorrow we will check out some wineries and farm stands and then Sunday it's on to friends who live near Indianapolis.
"Til next time...we are home in Louisville because.....
Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary