Due to the NATO “chaos” this past weekend, a few buddies and I decided to get out of town and take a much needed road trip. We decided to hit up Louisville, Kentucky for a few nights and end the trip off by watching Game 4 of the Pacers vs. Heat game in Indianapolis.
Louisville surprised me a lot. I honestly had no expectations and it turned out to be a very beautiful and very welcoming city. The people were super nice and it had such a laid back culture. doesn’t hurt that everything centered around bourbon from their BBQ sauces to pies to even bourbon brewed beer. Driving through the countryside of Kentucky made me daydream of owning a farm and start breeding fast horses. One can only dream….
Here are some pics of the trip:
Took a distillery tour at Woodford Reserve- one of the smallest distilleries yet most profitable and reputable bourbons in the world.
We got a special treat as they were fermenting a special batch – a chocolate bourbon being ready to sell in 2016. Need to remember this…
At a given time, Woodford Reserve holds bourbon barrels worth around $45 million dollars.
Went to the famous Churchill Downs where the Kentucky Derby happens. Bet on some horses and watched the determined I’ll Have Another win the Preakness in Baltimore as they showed the race on the big screens.
Visited the Louisville Slugger museum to see how the famous bats are made.
Game 4 Pacers vs Heat. Sadly they lost and eventually lost the series.
Ended our trip by going to Skyline Chili. Spaghetti, beans, chili and loads of American shredded cheeses. Not a great idea for my stomach.
Overall a great trip to start the summer! Until the next adventure….