Sep 252016
 

Growing up in Maine we didn’t have any local zoos.  We really didn’t even have any non-local zoos.  I had visited one in Canada and one in Florida while on vacation, but that was it.  So when I moved to Kentucky I was excited to find that it was just a quick trip to the Louisville Zoo.

Riding the carousel horses at the Louisville Zoo

Since then we have been to the Louisville Zoo on a number of occasions.  We have a list of “must do” items, like a ride on the carousel which only costs $2 to ride (it’s $3 for unlimited rides all day).  We then fill in the rest of the time with whatever animals are out that day, any shows that might be taking place, or new displays that are being rotated through like the LEGO creations we recently saw. Continue reading »

Apr 182016
 

Quite a few months ago, we noticed a small bridge being built a bit off the side of the road not that far from our house.  It was the subject of much speculation between my husband and I until we found out that the bridge was part of the entrance to Broad Run Park.

The playground at Broad Run Park. Broad Run Park is the newest addition to The Parklands of Floyds Fork, a huge park system in Louisville, KY

Broad Run Park is the newest addition to The Parklands of Floyds Fork, a huge park system that started in 2011 and is scheduled to be finished this summer.  The master plan for The Parklands includes 100 miles of new hiking and biking trails, 19 miles of canoe trail, playgrounds, walking paths, and bark parks, plus areas for picnics, fishing holes, and more. Continue reading »

Nov 182015
 

It’s always around this time of year that I start to get the itch to go somewhere.  Whether it’s up north to connect with family for the holidays, out west to take in some beautiful scenery, or back south to soak up some rays and reminisce, I just get the travel bug.

Snow for Christmas is nice, snow before Thanksgiving is just messy

That photo was taken exactly one year ago yesterday.  Now, I’m a huge fan of a white Christmas but a white Thanksgiving is not something I need.  With as hard as it’s currently raining and as cold as it’s been getting at night, all I can think is with just a small drop in temperature we’d be getting a massive snow storm today, too. Continue reading »

Feb 182015
 

While my parents and brother were visiting over Thanksgiving and the week after, I planned a trip for us to the Louisville Slugger Museum here in town.  My entire family are huge baseball fans (I love baseball, myself) but my brother Jeff, especially, lives and breathes the game.  As this was his first time in Louisville, I knew it would be a fun surprise for him if we could go.

The bat in front of the Louisville Slugger Museum is an exact-scale replica of the model R43, 34" wood bat, designed to specifications requested by Babe Ruth in the early 1920s. It stands 120' tall, making it the World’s Biggest Bat.

The bat in front of the Louisville Slugger Museum is an exact-scale replica of the model R43, 34″ wood bat, designed to specifications requested by Babe Ruth in the early 1920s. It stands 120′ tall, making it the World’s Biggest Bat.

I had never been to the Slugger Museum either and, oddly enough, even though my husband has lived here pretty much his entire life, he also had never been.  I knew Bubbles might be a little young to appreciate it all, but she’s always happy to go anywhere, especially with her Uncle Jeff. Continue reading »

Oct 232014
 

Yesterday I told you about all the adventurous activities there are to do in Corydon Indiana.  But there are also plenty of low-key fun fall things to do there, too.

Deere Farms in Corydon Indiana

One of the things Bubbles was most looking forward to (aside from the mini-golf) was visiting Deere Farms.  Deere Farms has pretty much everything you can think of to enjoy during the fall.  Corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, a little animal farm – lots! Continue reading »