First up - Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace.
This National Park has a short film, a small exhibit, and then it's off to the main attraction - the Birthplace Memorial.
Matthew showed off what he learned about architecture, telling us what identified the columns as Doric style, and why the architect would have chosen the simplicity of this style instead of the more elaborate Ionic or Corinthian styles.
We also visited the nearby "Sinking Spring," which gave its name to the farmstead.
As we were eating lunch, we discussed what to visit in the afternoon. The original plan was to visit a fort surveyed by George Washington, but in the end, it was Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, that won the debate.
I promise, Damien was happy to be there -- he just wasn't happy with the position of the sun.
Admission to the Derby Museum includes a tour of Churchill Downs.
The Paddock. Only the Derby itself has more than 13 horses in the lineup; during the rest of the year,, the extra stalls are used to train horses to become accustomed to the noise and chaos that surrounds a race.
Our guide had great timing...we got out to the track just in time to see an afternoon race.
After the tour, we wandered the museum. Celia was enthralled by the Derby hats...
...while Jude and Damien couldn't figure out how American Pharoah and his jockey got in.
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