I’ll be back in the beautiful bluegrass Saturday, back at school Monday, back with my kids Wednesday. I am so anxious in the best possible way to just get back there and get started. I can’t wait to see my kids again, I can’t wait to see how much they learn and grow this year, and I can’t wait to be surrounded by some of the most capable, eager, and passionate people I know.
I will certainly miss these 12 year olds that I have been surrounded by this summer though. Their energy, shenanigans, and constant loving will be missed. But just as they have homes, families, and lives to get back to in their home states/countries, I have unfinished business to get to, and I feel ready to take it on.
Here’s something that might surprise you. Louisville has recently been rated one of the “Foodiest Cities” by Bon Appetit magazine, one of the top 10 “Tastiest Towns” by Southern Living, and the “Third Best Food Destination in the World” by Zagat. That’s right. Derby City, best known for a certain horse race, the Louisville Slugger, native son Muhammad Ali and various tourist attractions has quietly sneaked up on the national culinary scene to become a major destination for comestibles connoisseurs and food tourism.