Friday, August 5, 2016

CHEROKEE PARK

My travels took me to LaGrange, Kentucky on Thursday afternoon. Before I headed north back to Indiana, I stopped at Cherokee Park in Louisville.
Cherokee Park is a 409-acre (166 ha) municipal park located in Louisville, Kentucky,United States and is part of the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy. It was designed in 1891 by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of landscape architecture along with 18 of Louisville's 123 parks. Beargrass Creek runs through much of the park, and is crossed by numerous pedestrian and automobile bridges. According to The Trust for Public Land, Cherokee Park has 500,000 visitors annually, making it tied for the 69th most popular municipal park in the United States. The park features a 2.4 mile Scenic Loop through the park's pastoral setting featuring rolling hills, open meadows and woodlands with separate lanes for vehicle traffic (one-way) and recreational users. Cherokee Park opened in 1891, has always been a major draw, and was a key factor in sparking development in nearby parts of town.
Cherokee Park was only the beginning and end of my hike. I probably hiked only 5 miles within the park. My complete hike was fifteen miles.

My fifteen mile hike was still in its first quarter mile when I 'discovered' this dragon. (Christensen Fountain)
This photo was taken as the sun was setting, I was in mile 13 of my fifteen mile hike.
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Your Food Diary For:

BREAKFAST Calories
kcal
Carbs
g
Fat
g
Protein
g
Sodium
mg
Sugar
g
Essential Butter Flavored Grits 600 126 6 12 2,040 6
Simple Super 8 Cinnamon Roll 310 48 15 4 550 25
Kelloggs - Raisin Bran Cereal 300 73 2 8 332 28

1,210 247 23 24 2,922 59
L U N C H
Egg Salad Sandwich on Wheat Bread 350 43 10 13 353 3

350 43 10 13 353 3
D I N N E R
UNSWEETENED BANANA CHIPS 200 19 12 2 6 1
CHUNKS of ENERGY RAW GOJI 200 30 12 4 10 20
Maple Roasted Cashew 200 14 15 5 38 0
CACAO CRUNCH 200 30 9 5 37 13
WHOLE CASHEWS 200 9 16 6 0 2
Garlic Sesame Sticks 200 15 14 4 438 0

1,200 117 78 26 529 36
S N A C K S
Jack Links - Small Batch Teriyaki 225 8 4 33 1,350 5
Special K - Special K Protein Meal 170 22 5 12 140 14
CHOCOLATE COCONUT CHEWS 600 60 42 6 75 39

995 90 51 51 1,565 58
Totals 3,755 497 162 114 5,369 156
Your Daily Goal 4,530 566 151 227 2,300 170
Remaining 775 69 -11 113 -3,069 14
Calories
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Carbs
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Fat
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Protein
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Sodium
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Sugar
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*You've earned 2,600 extra calories from exercise today
If every day were like today...   You'd weigh 206.1 lbs in 5 weeks    

Your Exercise Diary for:

Cardiovascular Minutes Calories Burned
223 2,600

   
Daily Total / Goal 223 / 30 2,600 / 590  
Weekly Total / Goal 776 / 210 11,154 / 4,130
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My hike in Cherokee Park made me think about Senator Elizabeth Warren. She is the 'rocket scientist' from Massachusetts that claims to be an American Indian since she thinks that her great, great, great, great, great, Grandfather was an Indian. Yep, she claims to be an American Indian because she claims to be 1/64th American Indian. And 'they' in the media, and the elite universities of this great country said Sarah Palin was stupid! Since I have now hiked in a park called CHEROKEE PARK - does that make me an American Indian? Now that I have given this more careful thought, I have come to the conclusion that Me and Elizabeth Warren have one thing in common - We are both NOT American Indians. Wait, I have given this still more thought.  Maybe we DO have something in common.  Since it is widely believed that the cradle of civilization, emanated from Africa, perhaps me and Elizabeth Warren are both AFRICAN AMERICANS.  Yeah, that's the ticket. (Now you know why Donald Trump derisively calls this phony - Pocahontas)
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This information came from a Louisville government website.

Christensen Fountain, a unique water feature given to the city by Margarethe Christensen in honor of her late mother, Paulina Christensen. As a child, Christensen immigrated to the United States from Denmark with her family and settled in Louisville. The Christensen Fountain, modeled after a Viking ship and emblazoned with the Danish coat of arms, reflects the family's country of origin, and was indeed inspired by the memorial stone piles that were erected during the Viking Age. 

Christensen Fountain was designed to fit into the hillside and blend in with its surrounding landscape. After its unveiling in October of 1901, The Courier-Journal provided readers with a description of the fountain that emphasizes its relationship to its location: "It is constructed of weather-worn and moss-grown, unhewn stone, of shapes selected to form the desired outline. The stone being taken from near the site, the constructed parts, when weather-worn, will be the same color as the natural rock beds now protruding from the hill surrounding the fountain." 

In its own way, Christensen Fountain reinforces Frederick Law Olmsted's (1822-1903) overarching belief that parks should be constructed to appear natural and not overworked by landscape design. It also combines features of other public works in Louisville, including the large basin originally intended to hold water for horses and the nearby benches for tired park visitors. In 2004, the Fountain underwent a restoration project sponsored by the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Louisville Metro.

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Don't try this at home. LaGrange, Kentucky
My purpose of visiting Kentucky was to see a customer in LaGrange. This town is famous for the fact that an active freight train comes right down through downtown on Main Street approximately 25 times per days, morning, afternoon and night. It is unnerving to see a freight train of scores and scores of freight cars traveling right on main street.  While I was with my customer, I rushed out to take this photo and video.

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THE STREETS ARE PAVED WITH GOLD - found another quarter yesterday.
MONEY FOUND WHILE HIKING...The hobby that pays for itself

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07212016 Cincinnati, one penny
08042016 Louisville, Kentucky QUARTER

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