We slept a bit better that night (probably because we were so wiped out from the day before), then grabbed breakfast at the hotel buffet (which was really good!). The weather forecast had improved a bit so we decided that rather than heading back east, we could spend a bit more time in Kentucky. Mark called the FBO, they came to pick us up in the courtesy van, and after topping the tanks, we were back in the air.
We tied the plane down, went inside to get things sorted out with the FBO, and Kellye gave us a ride to our hotel in Louisville. We really lucked out with great FBOs this trip! Turns out that in addition to working at the FBO, she's a military tower controller, so we had fun talking ATC with her. The hotel let us check in early, so we dropped our bags in our (very nice!) room and decided to try out Lyft to get a ride to our next stop.
I had never used Lyft (or Uber) before, but it was really easy! Within a few minutes we had a driver on the way, and a short ride through some residential and industrial areas later, we were at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. We paid through the Lyft app and went inside.
After the tour we got another Lyft ride back into the city and went to Harvest for lunch.
After lunch we wandered around Louisville a bit. We tried to take a tour of Evan Williams, but all the tours had sold out for the day so we settled for a walk through the gift shop.
We wandered around a bit longer, stopped in a couple shops, and eventually made our way back to the hotel for a short nap. We had dinner at Doc Crow's (really good shrimp and grits and an Old Fashioned), then decided to check out a bar that we'd overheard our tour guide from the Stitzel-Weller tour mention: Haymarket Bar. They supposedly had a good selection, and it was only a couple blocks from the hotel.
The bartender was fun to talk to and it wasn't too busy. I wish I had gotten pictures of the pinball machines and fun stuff scattered through the bar. It got even better, though, when we heard him tell some other patrons what was in the back room...
We played a few rounds of skeeball, had a few drinks, and managed to leave just as the bar was starting to fill up. We walked back to the hotel, had little sips of one of the new whiskeys that Mark had bought earlier in the day, and passed out. Time to head home in the morning!