Sunday, November 6, 2011

Butterfields in Kentuckiana

A couple weeks ago my family came out and spent a few days with us. We had a lot of fun sightseeing and spending time together! My family loves to take pictures, so I'll just post some of the pictures they took and give you a running commentary. :)

We finally got a chance to celebrate some birthdays. Rory got some presents and we gave Megan her birthday present.

We visited the Louisville Slugger Museum. It was pretty cool to take a tour of the factory and see how they make their bats. The museum was also fun to walk through. They even gave us our own mini bat!

Here Nathan and Rory got to try out a real bat from a player in the league right now. I can't remember who's bat Nathan used.

Rory tired out David Ortiz's bat.

They had a cool little area in the museum where they had painted part of a locker room along the walls. You got to walk through a dugout and down some stairs to get there. It was fun to see.

An interesting piece of artwork we saw as we walked to the waterfront.

Nathan was a little ahead of us and this is where we found him sitting.

A cool statue on the waterfront. I think maybe he was one of the first explorers in our area, but I really can't remember. :)

Friday afternoon we took a drive out to the temple. I had never walked around it so it was kind of fun to see. I look like I have a basketball under my shirt here. :)

Saturday morning we went to Churchill Downs. You can't come to Louisville without visiting both the Slugger Museum and Churchill Downs. I have been to races here, but it was neat to see the museum and take the tour on the grounds.

We got to walk right up to the track.

This is Animal Kingdom, the Kentucky Derby winner from this year.

To get to the museum you got to walk through the starting gates. Kind of fun. :)

We had a blast with my family. My mom got to stay an extra day and do some maternity shopping with me. I finally got some jeans that fit! :) It was a lot of fun to have them out here. I was excited that they finally got to come see where we live now. It was fun to show them around our city and see what we've been up to. Next time my mom comes out hopefully we'll have a little baby on the way!

1 comment:

  1. We had a wonderful time. It was nice to be able to see how and where you live and get a taste of the local highlights. Thanks for being such great hosts!