Friday, June 18, 2010

On To Kentucky...

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

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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 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

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Nashville before the rush hour traffic.  It was just a little way around I-40

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where we picked up I-65.  Before we knew it we were being welcomed toNew York Trip 2010 073

Kentucky, and even by jumping into the Eastern Time Zone, we arrived at the

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Louisville KOA and were settled into our

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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

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downtown Louisville to catch the afternoon tour at

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The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. cameras allowed in the factory, but here are a few from the museum.

Andrew and Lauren stopped for a photo opt on the giant

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bronze baseball glove, while Poppa

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wanted his picture made with non other than Babe Ruth.

This is

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Here, Andrew has

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the billet, which is the beginning of the bat.

Lauren liked the

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bat of many colors.

There were bats everywhere, bats

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hanging from the ceiling...and bats

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on display, and bats

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that were special.

We learned that when the factory is in production, they can make a bat every 30 seconds.  They produce

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alot of bats each year.  And, the professionals...

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use just a few themselves.

We finished our tour with a trip through the gift shop and a look at the

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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.


  1. Very interesting.. Glad you enjoyed!

  2. Golly, I bet you sleep well tonight!
    Very interesting, even though I don't understand baseball, just cricket!!
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX

  3. Wow! 700 miles and 13 1/2 thats a travel day! It sounds like it was worth it because you all had a fantastic time at The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. I bet Andrew just loved it!
    You all enjoy yourselves while you are in Kentucky. :)

    Mike & Gerri

  4. Oh what an interesting place to go, and quite an adventure for the grandkids to see that too. You are really building some fun memories for them.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard