** I believe I inadvertently left out Day #36….so, here it is…out of order…
Day 36 July 15
When in Louisville, one must do the obvious…..go to Churchill Downs, and, eat a Louisville Hot Brown.
We began the day with a visit to Churchill Downs & the Kentucky Derby Museum. The 360 degree film that’s shown in the museum theatre was fabulous, so be sure to watch it if you go there! And be sure to gawk at how tiny the jockey’s outfits are that are on display. We’re talkin’ about some tiny peeps!
When we had finished going through the museum, and taking the mini tour of the track, we ate lunch in the cafe. At the instruction of Mark’s cousin Susanne, we ordered the Louisville Hot Brown. She told us that, while in Louisville, we HAD to have one. It’s a tradition kind of thing, an epic food thingy that we had to try.
We obliged Susanne, and ordered the Louisville Hot Brown. All I can say is, once is enough. That is one mass of heart attack inducing food that I do NOT ever need to have again. Don’t get me wrong, it tasted good, but, holy moly…just NOT good for ya! Bread, turkey, bacon, and massive amounts of cheese.
Besides the Louisville Hot Brown, the other thrill of the day was seeing our first Ikea of the entire trip! We are total Ikea junkies, and were thrilled to see one as we drove through Westchester, Ohio in the afternoon. Didn’t need anything, so we didn’t stop in. But we felt at peace, knowing that one was right there!
Our ultimate destination on this day, was Jackson Center, Ohio at the Airstream mothership! We’d made a service appointment months ago, knowing that we’d be going through Ohio. And the day had finally arrived. Well, the day would arrive tomorrow, but we finally arrived there, happy that’d we’d made it on time!
We had a fun time looking at the amazing collection of classic Airstream trailers on the property. A way cool site to see!