Chapter 2 took us to Waverly Hills Sanatorium. I was torn between staying at The Brown Hotel and 21C Museum Hotel, but opted for The Brown. Getting in around 9:00 p.m., we were booking it to the English Grill to find out for ourselves what all the fuss was about these hot brown things. This is one of those cases where the hype is right. You don’t want to miss this dish. I’ve considered planning an entire future weekend about this meal. It’s that good.

http://www.brownhotel.com/dining-hot-brown.htm

Gorgeous opulence inside the historic Brown Hotel:

Ceiling detail of the historic Brown Hotel - Louisville, KY
Ceiling detail of the historic Brown Hotel – Louisville, KY

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We had some time to kill before our ghost hunt Saturday night, and the first thing I wanted to see was the Speed Art Museum. It was closed and I almost shed irritation tears over it. But I’m a professional, so we adapted and found some other ways to piddle around and occupy ourselves while the sun was shining.

For one thing, we discovered the North End Café along Bardstown Road, and from there some funky shops and galleries by driving around a little. I can pretty much promise you that if you put a gorilla and a dinosaur outside your store, I’m going in. It’s happening.

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Shopping in Louisville, KY

Of course, I had to pay my respects to the Colonel over in Cave Hill Cemetery (this is where I refer you to my previous post about chicken money), and from there I fit in a walk over at the Waterfront Park.

Grave of Col. Sanders - Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY
Grave of Col. Sanders – Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY

I did not take in any Louisville Slugger or Derby attractions, and I realize this may result in hate email.

But I did see an awesome haunted mansion. I could tell by looking at it. There’s some spooks hiding out in this joint. I know it.

Abandoned "haunted" mansion - Louisville, KY
Abandoned “haunted” mansion – Louisville, KY
Abandoned "haunted" mansion - Louisville, KY
Abandoned “haunted” mansion – Louisville, KY

Further Reading:

http://www.northendcafe.com/

http://therealwaverlyhills.com/newsite/

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