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Hi-Five Doughnuts

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I went to the Flea Off Market a few years ago with Jamie (I wrote about that here). We wandered around for hours, going from vendor to vendor, and at one point, we stopped to get a little snack. We ended up getting doughnuts from Hi-Five Doughnuts, a local food truck ran by two women who would travel around Louisville with their goodies. I had a bourbon caramel doughnut that day (here), and I have been following them on social media ever since. Well, their story goes as follows: "Annie Harlow and Leslie Wilson began their journey in 2013 with two tables and a tent. Saving all their dough, the Ladies of the Morning built their food truck, Shelby, in 2014. Their ultimate goal was to build a storefront that would make Louisville proud. This dream was accomplished with the development known as Butcherblock, located on E. Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky." So, it's 2017, and their shop just opened last week, and I had the pleasure of visiting on a Sunday afternoon with Aus…

Moments

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I got to meet Austin's sister and her husband the day after Christmas. They came up from Florida to spend time with her family for the holidays. Her husband had never been to Louisville (or Kentucky for that matter), so she wanted to take him to a few places, and we were invited. We started the day by meeting at Austin's, and then I drove to the Kentucky Science Center downtown. I had not been since a field trip back in high school, and I think the same can be said for Austin and his sister, too. We took photos in front of the parabolic mirror, everyone made huge bubbles, and then we went through the museum like children. We played with just about everything and we even went through the kid's zone. Some exhibits were closed, and others were out of order, but nothing has changed whatsoever. It was like being on one of the many field trips that I took before.

We walked down the street after the Science Center to the Louisville Slugger Museum. We didn't go in or anything l…

Moments

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I have been trying to show my little sister how to drive. This was her second try in the photo above. We were still in Murray for the fall semester, and we had some free time, so we found a parking lot and I sat in the passenger seat as she took the wheel. I had her circle around the lot, pull forward and back up in a straight line, and she tried to parallel park. She still has a lot of practicing to do, especially with braking and going around curves. This was just her second try though, but we have a lot to do before she can go take a driving test. Practice makes perfect, right?
Austin took me out to dinner one night in the Norton Commons area at Citizen 7. They claim to be a "purveyor of authentic South American street food," so we went because we were craving tacos. We both ended up getting three apiece. I had the pollo, carne asada, and the mojo pork belly. Austin had the carne asada, mojo pork belly, and the duck carnitas. We both agreed that the mojo pork belly was the…

Washington, D.C. with Austin

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On December 14th, Austin and I took our second trip together to Washington, D.C. We both wanted to go somewhere that neither of us had been, so we chose a few locations in the northeast before making a final decision. Austin booked our hotel, and I found a few spots to go to through Pinterest and various travel guides, and then we took off around six in the morning on that Wednesday. The trip took about nine hours, and we had a rental car through Enterprise. We made a few stops along the way for snacks and gas, and we arrived around three or four in the afternoon at the Melrose Georgetown Hotel. We were greeted by a valet attendant who helped us unload our luggage, and then he took our vehicle as we made our way in the hotel. Our first night was very simple. We unpacked our luggage, walked through the Georgetown neighborhood, and we had dinner at Taj of India. Most of the night afterwards was spent in our comfy bed, flipping through channels on the television until we both drifted off…