Day 4 was a day to explore Louisville's more non-whiskey related side. "WHY?!?" you may ask. Well it turns out there is some very cool stuff to see here.
The day started in the Highlands area of Louisville. An area of the city that is not unlike the Willy St. neighborhood. Lots of quirky independently owned shops and a lot of hip young people walking around. Lots of fun and life here which made it a truly enjoyable place to explore. Our first scheduled stop of the day was to be at Lynn's Paradise Cafe. Lynn's had been featured on the Food Network on "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" when Lynn's French Toast beat Bobby's. The picture should show you why. Lynn's had been described as "Pee Wee's Playhouse with pancakes and it truly did not take us long to figure out why. Colorful would be a bit of an understatement. Sometimes when places are this famous and quirky the food suffers. Lynn's does not have this problem.
After breakfast and a bit of shopping in the Highlands we were off to Churchill Downs to check out the Kentucky Derby museum and take a behind the scenes van tour. Even if you have no interest in horse racing it is hard not to be swept up by the over all pagentry and majesty of this place. Despite the near heat stroke from the weather it was a really neat tour. The horses are really beautiful and they are treated like the world class athletes they are.
After a period of rehydration and rest it was finally time for Lebowski Fest. We made our way over after the sun had gone down. It was still really, really hot but sometimes you just have to sweat to have a good time. We made it in time to see the Felice Brothers who rocked it hard and to sit and watch the movie with about 500 people out on the lawn.