That’s right, y’all. This weekend my Mom, sister-in-law & I are takin’ the money and do indeed plan to RUN. All the way to Louisville, KY in fact [or as the locals call it, ‘the Ville’. Or is that just me?]
Anyway, for Mom’s mumblemumble-eth birthday, my SIL & I gave her a gift certificate for a weekend at a Bed & Breakfast of her choice in the town of her choice.
[That’s Mom. The one in the festive sweater.]
And one thing you should know about my Mom is that she’s accomodating [I mean, there’s other things worth knowing about her, but for the intent & purpose of this post — the fact that she’s accomodating is the one we’ll be discussing]. So, anyway. While researching & trying to decide on a location, she totally took my SIL & my interests into account [thanks, Mom!] Like, she knows we both love antiques, assumes we love shoes [on account of we’re females] and has, over the years, picked up on the subtle hints that we like wine. Because we drink a lot of wine. She’s very good. For these reasons, she decided on Louisville — because apparently they have it all.
We’re staying at the Inn at Woodhaven.
This actually is our room. I call dibs on the jet tub. Jodi called the cleverly disguised, keg-of-wine bolster on the settee.
Ok, so here’s the plan:
We’re picking up my SIL tomorrow @ 3:30 so should get to ‘the Ville’ around 5:30.
After checking in & getting settled, we’re heading downtown to experience F.A.T. Friday Hop [Frankfort Avenue Trolley]. The last Friday of each month, they offer free trolley service up & down historic Frankfort Ave. The street is lined with fun specialty shops, antique stores, galleries & cafe’s and they all stay open late! Parking is FREE [!] and so is the trolley. Should be fun AND cheap and the weather is supposed to be in the 40’s! Wheeeee! Oh, & did I mention that the businesses pass out FREE snacks!? Do!
Saturday, after breakfast at the B&B, we’ll head back out to visit a few of the historic homes that Mom has selected. Wherein I promise not to touch anything.
Saturday afternoon we’re going to the Louisville Antique Mall. And you guys, it has 5-stories! Of stuff! Which I’ll likely need to have some of [which is why Harold took the back seat out of the van.] Oh, yeah. I’m ’bout to get my shop ON.
As if the day could get ANY better.
We’re going to …
A freakin’ ZAPPOS SHOE OUTLET !!!!!!!
::: Heavenly music plays :::
Wherein, I may need to have these:
and I mean, hello … these are really cute!
[holy crap! I was seriously just gone for 45 minutes at Zappos.com! “I’m coming cute, plentiful shoes all $29.95 or less!!!! I’m coming!!!”] If you have a specific request, send me a picture & the size. I can do that for you!
Finally, we’ll round out our anticipatedly fabulous weekend dining at the wonderfully tacky, world renowned, vegetarian/organic friendly, Oprah featured Lynn’s Paradise Cafe.
Where a picture of Jodi & I as the fork & spoon WILL happen! [see on the right of the pic?] And also they have fried green tomatoes. And martini’s. I have to tell y’all I’m more than a little excited to get out of town this weekend.
I’m really looking forward to “Mom’s” get-away. After the week I’ve had, I need it! I also think it’s a good thing that they don’t have debtors prisons anymore.
“Again it might have been the American tendency in travel. One goes, not so much to see, but to tell afterwards.”
– John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley in Search of America
I’ll definitely be sure to tell y’all all about it when I get back! Send up travel mercies for us & have a great weekend!