Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November 11

Today I continue to be Thankful for my trip.
Saturday morning we got up early as we had an appointment at Louisville Stoneware. Our appointment wasn't until 10:00 but there were 6 of us girls to get showered, dressed and eat breakfast.
We all had a great time making our pottery piece. Here is a preview of mine:

They will fire it and ship it within the next two weeks. I can't wait to see the final product.
They had a whole section dedicated to their history. It was really neat looking at some of their original pieces. There were also pictures of pieces that they had made especially for several past presidents as well as a whole series for Hillary Clinton's book "It Takes A Village". One piece that especially caught my eye was one that the employees had made after the tradgedy of September 11.

As we were finishing up, Dory's hubby and girls stopped by to have lunch with us. We walked over to The Cafe and had lunch. They have some really good food there.
After lunch we drove to Churchill Downs to take in a few races and walk around. I don't think any of us had ever been to horse races before. It was a lot of fun. We all placed a small bet on a race and a few of us even won.

Later in the evening we went to Fourth Street Live. It was a really neat experience. They block of part of the street and there is all kinds of restaurants and entertainment to take in. There is even an outdoor escalator. They have connected the buildings together with a glass ceiling so you can walk around in any weather.
We then had dinner at Hard Rock Cafe which was in the Fourth Street Live area.
We went back to the hotel and continued to laugh until we ached.
Sadly the next morning we all had to catch our flights home. I am so glad that I finally got to make my "fake" friends real friends and Can. Not. Wait. until we can get together again.


Jen said...

Your photos turned out great!
I miss you... :)

Dory said...

Fun, fun, fun! It was a great time, wasn't it? :o)

Shannon said...

Reading all that everyone wrote about the trip makes me miss y'all even more.
Hope your second day at work is GREAT!

Becca said...

Sounds like fun.

Rebekah said...

I miss my roomie! I am so glad you had such a good time.

meg said...

After telling Chris about the stoneware painting, he's all hot to try it out; I told you all- he's the real feminine one in the family :-)

Dory said...

Meg! Out of context... that comment sounds a little funny. Maybe should add it to the list!