Monday, March 22, 2010

Louisville Part 1

First day of the trip . . .

Last week we (meaning Merkin J. Pustart, Dr. J, and me, Dudeboy) went to
Louisville for an English conference for Dr. J, actually spring break for us. First we went to the Thomas Edison house; he rented a room, slept in the room, and did experiments there. He left Louisville because he spilled acid on the floor at work. The acid ate through the floor and to the boss’s desk below. I bought a working replica light bulb. I need a base for it though. I liked the museum a lot!

We also went to the American Printing House for the Blind. I made Braille in two different ways: by hand using a Braille slate and a Braillewriter. We went on a factory tour to see where they made Braille books and talking books. I liked it so much I made us miss lunch.

We also went to Zachary Taylor’s grave. Did you know he was moved from
an underground tomb to an above ground mausoleum?

That day was jam packed. I liked it! Dudeboy

The Thomas Edison House in Louisville's Butchertown neighborhood.

Edison's room (decorated with period pieces).

The American Printing House for the Blind.

Using a Braille slate.

A braillewriter.

The Zachary Taylor National Cemetery is located on property originally owned by Taylor's parents. His boyhood home is nearby (unfortunately it is privately owned).

Zachary Taylor's mausoleum.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are a very busy man. The dino exhibit looked cool!! You've been to places I've never visited in Louisville (Thomas Edison house) and I lived there most of my life! You dirt rat!
Jealous Uncle Vic