Autumn dropped by for a visit

The temperature dropped about thirty degrees on my second day in KY. It definitely felt like Autumn today. Fortunately, the heat pumps on our new place work just fine. Brisk outside, cozy inside.

Tomorrow I get to see my first UK hoops game while in the state, in quite a while. Not sure where to watch it, but Parlour is reputed to have a strong UK crowd. It’s been a long time since I saw a UK game in a rowdy crowd of fans, and I’m looking forward to it. Go Cats!

On a completely different topic, a movie I saw on the flight here was unexpectedly great. It started slowly, but got better, and better…the last 10-15 minutes were epic. The Good Liar, starring Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren. Highly recommended.

Tonight I’m watching a semi-demented Netflix movie called “The Trip”. It’s Norwegian, dubbed into English and stars Noomi Rapace. It’s a very dark comedy set in a cold, remote Norway forest. Remind me to not buy a wilderness cabin. Not exactly “Chariots of Fire” or “The Way We Were”, but I’ve seen those a few times.

I have managed to get a few shots of nice Fall colors – just a bright tree here and there, maples and ginkos. Pictures to follow.

Foody day

Had an unexpectedly good foody day yesterday in Louisville, my first full day after arrival. I was pretty tired, having arrived after midnight. But that didn’t stand in the way of some fine local cuisine.

As usual, first up was Con Huevos. It was good to be able to walk there, because with my late arrival, no rental car kiosks were open and I had to take a cab to the house. No wheels for me. The breakfast was as good as remembered – eggs over easy, atop two nice enchiladas and covered with the Con Huevos picante sauces. Their sauces are the best – no wonder their chef is a James Beard award finalist.

After a visit with the grandkids and a much-needed nap, I took a walk around the neighborhood and discovered another gem – Eat Your Bourbon Marketplace. A weird name for a great place – a cafe, a bar, a gift shop, a place to hang around and visit with locals. Bourbon-themed, but also specializing in some Kentucky classics like pimento cheese sandwiches and country ham. And five dollar Old Fashions all day, every day. I had the perfect country ham sandwich and took some pimento cheese home. I think I’ll be a regular there.

Finally, Son-in-law Greg and I took the boys out to Crestwood for an evening meal at 3rd Turn Oldham Gardens, a beautiful spot with some good BBQ and brews (for us, not the boys). The grandkids loved being able to run around and play while we ate, and we enjoyed the food and an unseasonably warm November evening. It was a great finish to an unplanned foody day.

Today I’m thinking some healthier food might be in order, like Green District.