Monday, August 24, 2015

Father's Day Weekend, Day 3, Part 3 (final) = Clarksville, Indiana

Father's Day weekend was quickly ending, but we had one final stop before heading back to Chattanooga = Clarksville, Indiana, right across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky.

The Clark Memorial Bridge, connecting Kentucky and Indiana (seen from the Kentucky side).

I spotted this sign while waiting for the traffic light.  Pretty surreal to think that the Ohio River separated the free North from the slave South.  That also reminds me of the Abraham Lincoln quote during the Civil War: "I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky."

The Clark Memorial Bridge

Clarksville is right next to Jeffersonville (which is immediately across the Clark Memorial Bridge).  Notice the bottom of the sign, which states that Clarksville was the first American settlement in the Northwest Territory (1783).  The town is named for American Revolutionary War general George Rogers Clark, who is far less famous than his younger brother, William Clark (of Lewis & Clark fame).

Downtown Louisville, KY

No one in our car, excepting myself, had been to Indiana before.  Fun fact = just beyond where my mother-in-law and my son were standing (as in a few feet), the land technically belongs to Kentucky. Look it up on Google Maps.  In other words, the entirety of the Ohio River behind my loved ones is Kentucky property.

My son is going to hate me in a few years, when he realizes he doesn't remember going to all of these "exotic" states.

The KFC Yum! Center, with the Clark Memorial Bridge.

My father-in-law went into this striking house to buy water (they also sell ice cream).

The Falls of the Ohio, just barely visible.

My son surveys Indiana.

The Fourteenth Street Bridge in the distance.

An egret in the Ohio (again, technically in Kentucky, not Indiana).

Coming up = North Carolina

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