Hi there world wide webbers. Websters? Webbies? Take your pick. Apologies for not sharing news of our first days in Louisville in a more timely fashion. The friendly internet man didn’t arrive to connect our apartment right away.
My little family rolled into Louisville late Saturday night, totaling five loaded cars, four fantastic grandparents, two extra worn out parents, and one sleeping baby. Mary and I were road-tripping partners on the drive down, and she was SO AWESOME. Seriously, I was super worried about how well she would do after a week of little sleep (moving is scary- more on that later) and no one in the back seat to entertain her. She was a champ though. Mary and I took a long break at the 3 hour mark of the drive at a Chickfila in Ohio. She wore herself out playing in the playground area and slept the rest of the way to Louisville. Mama shoots, she scores!
On Sunday morning, one set of grandparents had to head back to Georgia at first light, but my folks were able to stick around a little bit and go to brunch with us. We consulted the almighty Yelp and went to Wild Eggs. The food was fantastic and they seated us quickly despite our large party descending upon them on a Sunday morning.
My folks left for home after brunch. Matt and I worked on setting up our apartment for the rest of the day. We went to evening Mass at the cathedral downtown (I guess Sunday evening Masses aren’t a thing here? most churches don’t seem to have them) and straight to Mellow Mushroom for pizza afterwards. Matt’s love for Mellow Mushroom is boundless. The guy has a google map of all the Mellow Mushroom locations so he can keep track of which ones he has yet to visit. Needless to say, visiting our local Shroom was a vital step in settling in to our new town.
Anyway, long story short, we made it. We’re happy and excited. Louisville is fun to explore with all of its little neighborhoods. It reminds us of Atlanta in some ways- one bar-heavy hipster neighborhood is even called the Highlands.
Life is good. Most of our stuff is in storage, but honestly it’s a relief to have less stuff. I think we’ll open our storage unit when we get back to Michigan next year and wonder why we ever thought we needed any of our old stuff. It helps that the corporate housing they put us in is really impressive. I’ll share some pics of our new home when we get the boxes unpacked. It’s not going to be hard to make this place feel like home. In fact, it already does.