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 »

Feb 242016

We were recently invited to come check out the Bonefish Grill Louisville location and see what they’d been, pardon the pun, cooking up during their remodel.  My husband and I have enjoyed our previous dining occasions at Bonefish Grill, so we were more than happy to stop in and see what was new.

Sea Scallops + Shrimp with White Truffle Mac + Cheese - Bonefish Grill LouisvilleThank you to the Bonefish Grill Louisville for hosting us!

Bonefish Grill is pretty famous for their Bang Bang Shrimp, which we do of course love.  This time, though, we decided to steer away from our traditional favorites and try some new things. Continue reading »

Sep 242015

Trying out new restaurants was one of my husband and I’s favorite things to do when we were living in Florida.  There were so many so close to us that we tried to get to one new place every other week or so.

Mellow Mushroom has fun decor unique to each location, like this fun Churchill Downs-inspired decor at the Middletown, KY location.

There are a lot of great ones to try here in Louisville, too; Louisville is quickly becoming known as a real foodie town.  But between having a baby and moving to the edges of the city we haven’t had a chance to try as many new ones as we’d like. Continue reading »

Sep 142015

This Saturday is the national Free Seat Check Saturday. are going to be events all over the country, but if you’re in the Louisville area, I have the event you’re going to want to attend!

Before I get into all the details, did you know that according to Safe Kids, 73% of car seats are installed incorrectly?  That’s a crazy-high number, but it’s one I can understand.  There’s a lot to read up on and understand: LATCH or no LATCH, what’s considered “armpit level” for the chest clip, rear- or forward-facing?

Free Car Seat Safety Check at the Seat Check Saturday Event in Jeffersontown, KY this Saturday, 9/19/15

Do yourself (and your kiddo) a favor and stop into one of these free seat check Saturday events.  If Grammie & Grampie or your caregiver have a car seat installed in their car, invite them to come along, too. Continue reading »