This past weekend, Alexis and I escaped for a 36 hour mini-vacation. We drove to Louisville, KY with no exact plans, no time lines, and no expectations....you know, the things that tend to ruin vacations.
We found accommodations in the Rocking Horse Manor, a Richardsonian Romanesque style home (i.e. mansion) built in 1888 that is now a bed and breakfast. It was a fascinating building with amazing restoration details. The courtyard is an escape itself. The owners, John and Ricardo were gallant hosts. For the cost of a downtown boring hotel, we enjoyed a pampered experience. We definitely recommend it.We also took a guided tour of the Conrad Caldwell house in Old Louisville. It took 2 fact filled and story sharing hours to complete the tour. We liked it so much that we took a 2+ hour walking tour of the Old Louisville district. I threw some of the pictures together in a quick slide show. Again, we'd recommend both of these. If you ever find yourself in Louisville, go to the Visitors Center and take them up on these opportunities.