Horsepower: His And Hers

Last Tuesday morning, Motor Man and I hit the road, heading west at o-dark-thirty. Once the sun was up and broke through the clouds, we saw some beautiful scenery. This is New River Gorge in West Virginia.

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Our ultimate destination was Indianapolis for the annual Performance Racing Industry trade show.  It’s a huge event, and we’ve attended several times in the past.

But we sort of got sidetracked in Louisville. Although we’d skirted the city many times in the past, we’d never actually BEEN there. We stayed overnight Tuesday at the Galt House Hotel, located in the heart of Louisville on the Ohio River.  Two riverboats, The Belle of Louisville and The Spirit of Jefferson are docked nearby. Unfortunately, neither of them were offering excursions during our brief visit, but we enjoyed a stroll along the beautiful riverfront near sunset.

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Since the weather was unseasonably warm and pleasant, that evening we took a walk around some of the city streets, taking in the festive Christmas lights.

And….we found a horse! Meet Gus.

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As you might guess, Gus was providing carriage rides.  And we just couldn’t resist.

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Wednesday morning, we were off to Indy. That evening, we enjoyed the Christmas decorations there, including this beautiful window display. (Sorry, no way to avoid those reflections.)

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Wouldn’t you just know it?  There were carriage rides in Indy, too!

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Thursday, we attended the trade show, where “his” version of horsepower was one of the main topics of conversation.

However, no rides were offered there.

~These Days Of Mine~

9 responses to “Horsepower: His And Hers

  1. The only time you ever look away from MM in a photo is if there’s a horse in it 🙂 So glad you had a wonderful getaway – lots of fun, good weather, and carriage rides to boot!! ❤ MJ

  2. Looks like you two had a grand trip to Indy with beautiful stops (and carriage rides!) along the way!


  3. ‘Oh what fun it is to ride……’ You definitely have a nose for a pretty horse and carriage. Looks like you both had an enjoyable trip. And the New River Gorge is beautiful.

  4. You are so lucky to have a husband willing to explore and look what wonderful things you found!

  5. What fun!! Two carriage rides in one trip and a new horsey friend to boot. Isn’t the New River Gorge spectacular? You need to visit it in the fall when all the leaves are changing. And you were in Louisville? My oldest and her hubby live there. It’s a nice place to visit too. 🙂

  6. I love both versions of horsepower that you post about today! Not a race car fan but I love fast cars and Gus looks sweet. Glad you had a festive and fun getaway!

  7. Wow! – another busy & fun-filled trip ! – I really like the window display – it reminds me of when we used to decorate the Ben Franklin window for Christmastime ; )

  8. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Boy, you and JR had a wonderful busy week. What a nice treat to have two carriage rides and see all the Christmas sights. Wonderful pictures!

  9. No rides at MM’s trade show? LOL Surprising–you would find a horse everywhere you went! Did you bungee jump at the New River Gorge?

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