Wow, what a day we had yesterday. And, JB, just to set the record straight...when all was said and done, we stopped for the night at
this Wallmart in Nashville it was actually 13 1/2 hours and 700.5 miles from start to finish!
By no means was that a typical travel day for us...nor would I want it to be. But, because we had to delay our departure by 3 days, we decided to get those miles behind us. We wanted to be back on track by this weekend with our plans.
I must say...it didn't take any of us long too close our eyes and soon we were all dreaming of our next adventure. Well, I was anyway, when Mark woke me at 5:30 this morning. So, with the kids still snuggled in, we were off and through
Nashville before the rush hour traffic. It was just a little way around I-40
Kentucky, and even by jumping into the Eastern Time Zone, we arrived at the
Louisville KOA and were settled into our
site by 10:00 this morning...for a total of only 184 miles! Now...those are the travel days I like.
By noon, we decided to head out for a quick bite of lunch and then it was off to
downtown Louisville to catch the afternoon tour at
The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.
Sorry...no cameras allowed in the factory, but here are a few from the museum.
Andrew and Lauren stopped for a photo opt on the giant
bronze baseball glove, while Poppa
wanted his picture made with non other than Babe Ruth.
Here, Andrew has
the billet, which is the beginning of the bat.
Lauren liked the
bat of many colors.
There were bats everywhere, bats
hanging from the ceiling...and bats
on display, and bats
that were special.
We learned that when the factory is in production, they can make a bat every 30 seconds. They produce
alot of bats each year. And, the professionals...
use just a few themselves.
We finished our tour with a trip through the gift shop and a look at the
wall of signatures that started in 1906 with Ty Cobb.
Now, back at the RV Park, we are just relaxing. We are grilling out later this evening and then we might even take a dip in the pool while discussing tomorrow's adventure.