May 2024


Whatchamacallit 51: Maker’s Mark Whisky

Back in 2006 I took a memorable trip to Louisville, Kentucky, and New York City, New York – originally meant to be two trips, they became one. Although multiple things went wrong on that trip, I ended up having a good time.

One of the good times was a detour with a friend to […]

48: 10 Southern States

As you read this, I’m enjoying my day of jetlag – waking obscenely early (for the USA), and generally being dead to the world for a day. I’ll be better tomorrow.

In this weakened state, I’m starting to think that the United States has too many States – perhaps states should merge so that, like […]

Mammoth Caves National Park

Today I added to my UNESCO World Heritage List with my visit to the Mammoth Caves National Park in Kentucky.

The last UNESCO World Heritage site I visited was just a couple weeks ago when I was at home in Weimar; the site previous to that which would actually count, as a tourist, was the […]

Muhammad Ali Center

Muhammad Ali Center

Originally uploaded by elmada.

Today I made time, after doing laundry, to visit the Center that honors Louisville’s most famous citizen, Muhammad Ali.

Before visiting the museum I knew two factoids about the man: (a) he was a boxer; and (b) he lit the Olympic Torch in Atlanta.

Seriously, that’s […]

Bowling Green, Kentucky

So I’ve been to Bowling Green, Kentucky, now. Can’t say much about the place.

It all started a week or two ago when MT suggest that I come spend a couple nights at her place and then go with her to a regional high school track meet in Bowling Green. Her husband’s a track coach […]