I've been meaning to blog about our babymoon getaway for a while now, but with a busy couple of months leading up to maternity leave, I knew I'd just need to wait to sit and process my thoughts a bit here!
But finally, I'm sitting down to share a few images (ok...maybe more than a few..ha!) from our little getaway trip to Louisville, Kentucky, that we took over Dan's spring break a couple of months ago at the end of March!
Preparation for this baby has been different than each of our previous two pregnancies (which I'll probably get to in another blog post). But, one thing that made this pregnancy unique is that we intentionally planned a babymoon several months prior to welcoming our little guy (he's due early July!).
While we tossed around a few location ideas, we landed on Louisville, Kentucky because of it's distance to Indianapolis (only a couple of hours!), and not having explored that city together before.
Dan and I have enjoyed exploring new cities together since before we were married (we actually explored Dublin together before we even started dating - yet another story for another day!). So while for some, a getaway to the mountains or a camping type cabin trip may be a good fit, this trip was definitely "us" and I'm really glad we did it this way!
We also tried something new-er to us by scouting out Airbnb.com and found a really cute little place to call our home base for the few days we were in the city! This was a GREAT choice as it afforded privacy, comfort, and easy access to the locations we mainly explored and chilled in.
Our Airbnb was a little tiny row house specifically used as a rental, and it was really well maintained and decorated! We loved getting to bring our own food and stock our own fridge there in the full kitchen (providing for easy meals together and simplified snacks instead of eating out all the time!). We stayed in little area off of Frankfort Avenue which ended up being really cute and perfect!
DISCLAIMER: THESE ARE IPHONE PHOTOS! (I definitely didn't haul my "big" camera around, and it was refreshing just to take shots as I wanted with my phone! Quality isn't great obviously, but I'm still glad I took the shots I did so we could remember!)
Here are a few highlights of what we enjoyed on our trip!
1. INTERESTING COFFEE SHOPS
(Both of the ones we tried were within walking distance of our Airbnb!)
2. INTERESTING ARCHITECTURE
3. DISCOVERING NEW FOODIE SPOTS
Some highlights were:
- Brunch at Con Huevos!
- Ice Cream at the Comfy Cow (SO yummy!)
- a trip downtown for Dan's hunt for Shrimp n' Grits (I had fish n' chips)
4. EXPLORING/VISITING CHURCHILL DOWNS
We took the guided tour, explored the museum, (and watched the video!), which I would recommend! I've always loved horses since childhood, and enjoyed watching the Kentucky Derby on tv, but had never visited Churchill Downs before! I was really glad we decided to take the time to walk around and I would definitely come back for the derby (probably with just Dan on a date day with how little our kids are right now!).
Also, as promised, here are a few shots of us dressed up in Jockey Silks (including me - the 20some weeks pregnant wife!). HA! It will be fun to show these to our little man someday. Haha!