Sunday, March 11, 2012

Letter from Kentucky

LOUISVILLE. Ky., We had a torrid trip on United Airlines down to Kentucky and a snafu with the shuttle bus on arrival. A complaint at the Brown Hotel elicited two free breakfast coupons which launched the day at J. Graham's Cafe this morning.
We then took a taxi to the Antique Automobile Club of America Kentuckiana Region Swap Meet at the Kentucky Expo Centre. Over 1,000 vendors in several halls. We scored a free copy of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car magazine, in which I had a short story published. I also bought two wrenches for $1 and 50 cents respectively, plus a motoring hardback book at $8. Back to town for a late bar lunch at the Seelbach Hotel, including a visit to the Rathskeller, haunt of Al Capone and F. Scott Fitgerald. We then scored some last minute tickets for Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at the Brown Theatre. Outstanding. I have often wondered why I am condemned to roam the highways of North America. Now I know.

Pics by RLT.

1 comment:

YMGW said...

Lovely ?Metropolitan in that museum.