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North America » United States » Kentucky » Louisville March 5th 2014

The time has come folks. This will be the last post that I will write on this site. My life is no longer the constant travel and wanderlust that it once was, and as such doesn't really have a place on a travelblog website. Alas! All things must come to pass, and this blog is no different. However, all is not lost! I have started a new blog on wordpress.com! This new blog will have a different feel - not so much about travel anymore as it is about my birthday goals that you all have come to know and love. So jet on over to: http://thatguywiththelist.wordpress.com and subscribe to my new blog! I'd love to have you check it out! And for those of you who just loved my travel blog here, and want to ... read more

North America » United States » Kentucky » Louisville July 19th 2013

Aaaaaaaanndd they're off!! Months of planning and anticipation culminated in our (almost) on time departure this morning, leaving the US Capital in our rear view mirror for a month as we steer the loaded-down 21st century model family truckster westward. As Todd encouraged the kids to rise to the occasion for the next 28 days by exhibiting more than their typical level of patience and flexibility it didn't take long for our first opportunity to model the same to arise. Within a few hours of driving, the conversation went something like: (Tap, tap, tap, tap) Marcia: "Would whoever is making that tapping noise please stop?" (tap, tap, tap, tap) Marcia: "I mean it - stop tapping!" (Tap, tap, tap, tap) Marcia (twisting around to discover no one is tapping): "Huh, that can't be good." After opening ... read more
Do Not Open
Ready to Roll
Departure Time

North America » United States » Kentucky » Louisville February 21st 2013

If you're trying to be miserable, it's important you don't have any goals. No school goals, personal goals, family goals. Your only objective each day should be to inhale and exhale for sixteen hours before you go to bed again. Don't read anything informative, don't listen to anything useful, don't do anything productive. If you start achieving goals, you might start to feel a sense of excitement, then you might want to set another goal, and then your miserable mornings are through. To maintain your misery, the idea of crossing off your goals should never cross your mind. -John Bytheway, How to Be Totally Miserable Welcome back to my blog! If you are a new reader then surely nothing seems awry. However, if you are an old companion, then you must realize how historically rare it ... read more

North America » United States » Kentucky » Louisville October 24th 2012

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. -Nathaniel Hawthorne Autumn is probably the best season of the year in which to spend some quality time in the great out of doors. As anybody who has spent October in central Kentucky, you probably already know that there are few places on earth more autumnly awesome than right here. And yes, I most certainly just made up that phrase, but this season has a tendancy to create exhaltations of glee, frequently involving the word "awesome". The colors are breath-taking, the temperature can be "just right" (i.e. usually somewhere between the surface-of-the-sun heat in mid June and the wet cloudy cold that is January), everything smells fantastic, and even the wind sounds like it is singing. However, when you're camping ... read more


Lots to do and lots to see! We began with the Muhammad Ali Center- a museum that tells the story of a fighter, activist and charity volunteer. The films and exhibits show his life as a fighter, his media speeches and his charity work. You can even watch old films of some of his memorable fights. The show him taunting his opponents in the media and his victory dance after a knockout. We went to the Oaks, the big race before the Derby wearing pink-the signature color of the race. The official flower is a lily and they even have a drink named one! It comes in a souvenir glass, but don’t try to bring any glass to the track THAT, they take away . We signed up for the Urban Bourbon Trail with a passport ... read more
our seat at the Oaks
Muhammad Ali

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There’s a certain energy in the air here in Louisville cause its Derby week. Although many of the locals I’ve talked to say they’ve never been , there is still a party atmosphere. Guess its kinda like New Yorkers and Times Square on New Years eve. The band Velcro Pygmy’s http://www.velcropygmies.com/-that I saw last night at 4th street live talked about skipping school and going to work all week with a hangover. They were a Heavy Metal cover band complete with a horn section and choreographed head banging, or so I thought till they played a few old favorites like 867 5309 and Jessie’s Girl but they were a lot of fun to watch. Yesterday I found the Main street trolley-a free trolley that I used for a city orientation. I walked the waterfront ,saw all ... read more
game time
go!
Galt house


Arrived in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday evening on May 3rd, 2012...immediately off to enjoy Bourbon drinks...free mint juleps at the Marriott...you can't beat that...and the evening finished in outdoor bar scenes called Fourth Street Live!... The next day we are off to Muhammad Ali Center...to commemorate his life, profession and charities... Then lunch at a local pizza place...delicious... After a delicious meal, we are off wandering the downtown streets of Louisville...it is interesting that they have something historical to say at every block...cool... Then it was time to check out Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs...at first it was very hot...Astrid and I had to take shades from a cop car...hilarious...what is even more hilarious was we got rained on...and were evacuated...now we've truly experienced horse racing in scorching hot weather and horse racing in... read more
Astrid n Me at Churchill Downs
Astrid n Me at Infield
Me by the Official Derby Truck

North America » United States » Kentucky » Louisville February 13th 2012

In two days we will be leaving for St. Louis with our posse. This is the first step of the journey toward Oregon for my internship. Derek and I have been a little frantic trying to move everything out and close the book on our house, the Crucible. It was especially sad to leave Roberre the cat at Margaret's mom's house yesterday. We are excited and feeling pretty good! Goodbye Kentucky St.!... read more
Robespierto!

North America » United States » Kentucky » Louisville June 30th 2011

It's been an actual whole year and 2 days since my last post from China--the move back post. I am writing from Louisville, Kentucky, our home for the past 10 months. It's been a great almost year in this fantastic city. We've really loved it here, though we miss Chicago. I am back to working full time, the kids made it through a somewhat rocky first year of school of public school, resulting in our decision to move to private school next year, but we are all well and happy. We've made some great friends, reconnected with some long-time friends, and have managed to stay in touch and connected to our friends and family all over the world through all of this change. How fun to be back here and ready to report again as Mark ... read more


For my final day in Louisville, I ignored the festival completely and dove into history. Today is the traditional day of another unusual competition, the steamboat race, but it was cancelled due to the river being flooded and dangerous. I found ways to make up for it. Muhammad Ali Center My first site for the day was the Muhammad Ali Center. Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer in history, was born Cassius Clay in Louisville. The Center broadly consists of two parts. The first is a history museum dedicated to his life and career. The other part is an examination of Ali’s core values, and how visitors can apply those values in their own lives. It should go without saying that the ... read more
Conrad Caldwell house
St. James Court house
St. James fountain




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