When I was designing our Christmas cards, I wanted to feature the fun places we got to visit in 2015, as they were a big highlight of our year. But after adding up all the locations we visited, I felt a little depressed. We only visited six places? That’s it? How depressing! Maybe to some it isn’t, but traveling brings me so much joy and when I’m constantly dreaming of places to roadtrip to even for a weekend, only visiting 6 places out of 52 weekends in a year is a little sad. And let’s not mention the fact that a few weeks later, we got a Christmas card from friends who not only travelled all over the U.S. and South America, they were living in Europe. Way to kick me when I’m down!
I decided that next Christmas, I’m not going to make a Christmas card that depresses me. I’m going to love making my card and sharing all the fun adventures we had that brought me so much joy. So we decided that every month we will visit at least one new place, even if it’s just a day trip to one of the many cool cities just hours from Indianapolis. We’ll save our money otherwise and prioritize travelling, something we love way more than new clothes or Taco Bell or Hulu. 2016 is going to be the biggest adventure yet!
So while we’re trying to get our savings off to a good start in January, we decided we’d begin our travels with Louisville, Kentucky- just an hour drive from our house in Indiana. Why it’s taken us this long to visit, I’ll never know! It’s a great little city!
Since we were trying to save our money, we spent most of our time driving through the cute little neighborhoods and taking pictures of the street art and old houses. We found the awesome “Before I Die” wall where we found many funny ends to the sentence as well as some that inspired me or nearly brought me to tears. There’s also a number of murals around town commissioned by Access Ventures that are incredible and give their neighborhoods some spice! So of course we had to stop and take some pictures.
We ate at Feast BBQ, a classy barbeque joint in an up-and-coming part of town that had AMAZING fried pickles. You can read more about it on The Collaboreat! And today, you can find a post about the adorable sweet shop we stumbled into, Scarlet’s Bakery. Seriously. If there’s one eatery you should stop and read about, it’s Scarlet’s. Their mission and the work they do there is incredible, just like the sweets they serve.
We drove across the river back into Indiana to try out an ice cream shop, but apparently it’s only open in the summer and the cute old house that usually serves ice cream was closed. But right across the street was an amazing view of the river and the city so we spent some time taking it in on the cloudy day.
You can bet we’ll head down to Louisville on another weekend, this time making sure to try Comfy Cow ice cream, find the Jennifer Lawrence sign downtown, and get some hot chicken. Maybe even stop at a KFC Buffet?