When we travel, Richard and I try to do some research on places to eat. We love trying local places instead of eating at places we can visit here in PA. The internet is a great place to start the search. We google the location and there is often a list of suggested places. We then try to look them up on google places and other review sites.
Another place we get great suggestions is the front desk of the hotel. What better place to get local places than by asking the people who are local. Now know that often times hotels have lists of places to suggest. We often ask “Where do you like to eat”.
While in Bowling Green, KY, we tried a lot of different places, but only one place did we go to TWICE. Griffs Deli. We were intrigued by their “Mega Spuds” when we looked on-line. We went there the first night we arrived in Bowling Green. Originally we were going to go somewhere else since it was a deli there was a concern that it wouldn’t be enough for a dinner… it was!
I didn’t take pictures the first night since I didn’t plan on doing any restaurant posts, but the second trip involved photos of my meal as well as Richards. The first night I had a 1/2 grilled chicken spud. Richard had a 1/2 Texas BBQ spud and 1/2 Wise Guy Sandwich. Blake had a ham and cheese and Colby had a turkey club. The boys both thought there was too much meat on their sandwich (yes you read that correctly)
The second trip was after our visit to the train museum. This time I had a 1/2 veggie spud and a cup of roasted veggie soup. Richard had 1/2 steak panini and 1/2 fajita spud. Blake had a quesadilla and Colby had mac and cheese.
If we are ever back in Bowling Green, we will go back to Griffs!
The rest of our trip we spent in Bowling Green. Why you ask… the Corvette Museum was a big part of the choice. But, more about that in a bit.
We spent Thanksgiving at Mammouth Cave, this is a national park. We had purchased tickets ahead of time to go on a tour of the caves. This was fun, but a LOT of stairs up and down. The views were impressive and the rangers did an excellent job sharing information about the history of the caves/park.
Friday we went to the Corvette Museum. Guess what… there were a lot of Corvettes in there. I was fascinated by the cars that were involved in the cave in that occurred back in 2014. Blake’s favorite part was when he got to “drive” the Corvette simulator (the yellow car below). Colby opted to not drive, but rode along multiple times.
Saturday we went to a train museum. We were disappointed that they didn’t have any rolling stock, we really wanted to go on a train ride, but it was fine. We were the only people in our group and the guy giving the tour of the train cars had a decent personality. The boys had him laughing when they informed him that the “Y” and the “Z” keys were in the wrong spot on the typewriter in the president’s suite.
We did enjoy our time on this trip. The weather was a lot warmer than we left in PA. We kept busy and had fun… that is what vacations should be about.
We went away for Thanksgiving. This trip we went to Kentucky. I will spread out our adventures over a few posts.
The first day we drove 6 hours and landed in Louisville KY. This is the place where they make Louisville Slugger Bats, but we didn’t go there. We did go to Churchill Downs, where they have the Kentucky Derby.
First we went into the museum and went on a walking tour that brought you out to the track and paddocks. Later we went on a bus tour of the barns. We also watched a 360 movie that told some of the history of Churchill Downs. We heard a lot of the same facts in all three locations, but hey how many new facts can they share?
The boys favorite part of the museum were the horses that you can “ride” in a race. I could not tell you how many times they tried this exhibit. They also enjoyed the virtual betting where you could pick the horses for a race that they then showed on a tv monitor. Colby did the best of all of us in this activity.
While we were waiting for the bus tour all of us were trying on the hat. Richard took a few pictures of me, but I won’t be sharing those!
We then were trying to decide if we should go out to lunch or go watch the horse races. While walking in the parking lot, a lady called over to Richard. She asked if we already had tickets. When we said we did not, she gave us four tickets to her box seat. Well thank you very much! Then she and her husband walked in with us and showed us where to eat, bet and where the seats were located. This was a chance meeting, but such a kind gesture. How often can you say you had box seats at Churchill Downs?
We stayed and watched a few of the races. We were able to go out and watch the horses get saddled in the paddocks as well.
We had wanted to watch the turf race, but it was getting late and we still had a 2.5 hour drive to Bowling Green where we would spend the rest of the trip.