Tuesday, May 13, 2008

If today is Tuesday, this must be Indianapolis!

We left Louisville this morning after we visited the Louisville Slugger Baseball bat museum. It was really exceptional! We didn't take the whole tour since they had some wonderful windows into the factory. We checked the place out (they had numerous bats you could handle copied from the bats of well-known players like Babe Ruth, Alex Rodriguez, Jackie Robinson and Brooks Robinson (the last one only for TRUE baseball fans!). It was great! I've always loved baseball and had a great respect for those who play it well.

We left Louisville and headed north into Indiana, land of the Hoosier! We drove into Indianapolis and visited the home of Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President of the USA. Wow! Nice shed! And the house was nice as well.

After seeing the President's home, we toured downtown Indy, seeing the RCA Dome (past home of the Indianapolis Colts), Lucas Oils (future home of the Colts), Conseco Fieldhouse (home of the NBA Indiana Pacers and Victory Field (home of the Indy Indians, a AAA minor-league team), the NCAA national headquarters and we tried to visit the NCAA Hall of Champions. It seems they've had a fire. It wasn't all sports. We visited the National Congressional Medal of Honor site here in Indy as well as their version of the San Antonio Riverwalk. Tomorrow, before we leave for Cincinnati, we're headed to the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We drove past there tonight to check it out and it's quite a sight. We'll post some pix tomorrow.

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