That sounds like a darn nice weekend, hey? We took the day Friday to get some errands and household tasks done and even was able to squeeze in a WeGoLook gig nearby. For more info on those, check this post out on my side gigs. Whew, that was an interesting one! Let’s just say I was glad that Rick was along to provide some machismo in the background.
We went in to Jeffersonville, about 45 minutes away, a northern suburb of Louisville, on the IN side of the river. It offers larger stores and some better restaurants and food selection. On a tip from our hosts, we ate lunch down on the River at Buckhead Mountain Grill. Since it was almost 90 and humid, we opted for an inside table along the windows overlooking the Ohio River and the downtown Louisville area. Our food was delicious! I went out of my usual comfort zone and had a portabello burger on tomato herb focaccia bread. OMG, delicious! Rick had a beer cheese burger with the housemade chips, which was also really good. We then drove along the river and saw some really stately older homes that look to be making a comeback with some rehab efforts. Unfortunately, it was a driving tour because it was so hot and humid out, so good pictures are lacking.
We were able to get some laundry done, although at a much higher price! I’ll stick to our small town laundry from now on. No frills but clean and cheap. $10.25 vs. $18.50…ouch! We also got groceries at Meijer, which was nice to pick up some of my staples they carry, but still not as nice as the Meijer back in WI. There is a new Kroger just down the street that I may try next time. Rick was also able to get the truck washed in a self-service car wash. We ended the day with a relaxing night around the fire with our hosts watching the motorized paragliders that came to practice at the field. Funny story, proving it is a small world, a fellow Grand Design RV’er commented on one of our Facebook posts of the sunset at the air field and asked if we were here Friday night to see the paragliders, as one of them was her son.
Saturday we decided to take a leisurely drive over to Carrollton, KY to check out their Bands and BBQ festival. All I can say is WOW! Man, do these folks take their BBQ seriously. This was a full fledged KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition. Check out some of the rigs below and some homemade barrel smokers. We stopped and talked to a couple of the competitors to learn more about their BBQ and their competitive history. We even got some samples. Amazing stuff and in talking to one couple, competition BBQ is different than your average BBQ. They are judged on appearance, tenderness and taste. One lady showed us her different jars of BBQ sauces that she makes. Too bad she doesn’t sell them because her sweet and spicy was delicious! While there, they also had some great bands playing and we even enjoyed a small air show by Cliff Robinson as he did some aerobatics over the river.
We then took a leisurely drive up the river on the KY side and came back on the IN side. We arrived back just in time for the WI Badger game, but, alas, it was not meant to be. Did I mention our cell reception and over the air TV here is very eratic and depends on the weather and atmosphere and it doesn’t help that we are up against a bluff. Well today was on the lower end of minimal, which meant we couldn’t stream the Badger game. Looks like it was not a game we wanted to watch though anyway…ouch!
Sunday was another football day with some work mixed in. Before the GB Packer game, Rick did some more work on the bath house door. We then were able to intermittently watch the Packer game, again due to the touch and go OTA reception, but we ended up being able to see most of that crazy game. We then finished up the bath house door installation and tomorrow I will finish up the painting if it doesn’t rain too much. We are supposed to get some residual rain from Hurricane Florence, but certainly not what our Carolina friends have experienced! Stay safe! We also put up our window hummingbird feeder and the cute little guys found it in less than an hour!
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