Wednesday, October 5, 2011


It has been so hard to get back into the work week after the weekend that we had. For K's birthday, I surprised him with an in-the-city getaway. We stayed downtown at the 21c Museum Hotel, which was voted the #1 hotel in the US and #6 in the world (that's right, big things are happening here in Kentucky). The 21c has fabulous 24/7 gallery space with a bevy of art exhibits. Their rooms are full of interior design inspiration, and they serve up delicious meals at their restaurant, Proof.

Downtown Louisville has (surprisingly) a lot going on at night. I curled up on the window seat for a while and watched people walking by. Later K and I had a board game marathon (it was his birthday, after all). K was surprised and loved having a low-key birthday getaway. 

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I just had to show you guys my favorite interactive art installation. A camera projects live images onto a wall along with falling letters. You can actually catch the letters as they cascade down. The word nerd in me had a blast!

If you're in need of a getaway, I highly recommend the 21c!


  1. This is also a great field trip idea for older students (I used to bring my composition classes here). Previously, they had a really cool display of pen drawings made out of words--AWESOME! I love the falling letters, too :) I've never seen the rooms, so I'm glad you posted a pic! I can't bring classes there now that there are so many traffic problems, but going there is a nice memory!

  2. Happy birthday to K! I'm glad you guys made that getaway to the 21c. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it! I thought it looked fabulous when I visited.


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