RVIA Expo. Monday Nov. 29
Greetings to all from Louisville, Kentucky! Linda and I are parked at the Expo center campground. (Under the topic of “name dropping”, we are next door to Bob Tiffin’s son’s motorhome) It is nice to see that at least some of the manufacturers actually “go rv’ing”!
Since the actual show doesn’t start until tomorrow, we went over to the center, registered, and then went on a tour of Louisville, and our main objective was to visit the Louisville Slugger factory and take the factory tour. If you are in the Louisville Ky area, and if you have ANY interest in baseball (and what good American doesn’t?), this is the place to go. The factory, museum, and gift store are all located together, downtown, near the Ohio river. The downtown area is very clean, and parking in this area is plentiful. We parked right across the street from the museum, and of course took the requisite photo of the world’s largest baseball bat.
This is a fun tour, at a reasonable cost which varies from about $8 to $10, depending on your age. In addition to the tour, at the end of the tour, you receive a souvenir mini-baseball bat. The tour is conducted by an employee with stops to see how bats are made from beginning to end, including some of the “special” treatments provided to major league stars like Derek Jeter and Manny Ramierez. I was amazed that they have the entire collection of autographs used to burn the brand onto bats, all the way back to 1903. This is a collection that is priceless and could not be replaced and amazing to see.
All in all, this was a good beginning to our week here in Louisville and we are hoping that the rest of the week is as much fun and as educational. Keep the questions coming in and we will try to get as much information for you as possible.