Louisville, Kentucky, has a lot of options for tourists. One of the stops that I think that everyone must make is the Louisville Slugger baseball bat factory. This was our second visit to the factory and museum (See 2013 visit). The factory still operates in this location, but they have an amazing museum and factory tour that is great for all ages.
Visitor Tip: When you get to the location go and get your factory tour tickets first as they will be set for a certain time – then go and look at the other parts of the experience. This way you won’t waste time waiting for your tour after you have seen everything else.
For this spread I used some pre-designed Louisville, KY paper that I purchased at the factory store. I focused on the river front on the left hand page (which we actually did after the factory visit), and highlighted the factory visit on the left hand page. I did this because I did not have enough pictures for 4 pages to do two double spreads – but I didn’t want to leave anything off and only do 2 pages. The right hand side includes the ticket to the factory to serve as a date and time stamp for the page. i used a jagged edge tearing tool to create the double border on the right hand side of the spread.
For this second spread I used two different baseball themed background papers, and bordered the photographs in green to match the color of the grass. I also included a sticker bought at the factory store. On the right hand page I used two of the same brochures and mounted them so that each one showed one of the sides of the brochure. I did not put a border on these as I wanted as much of the background paper (baseball stadium) to show through.
The Reichmann’s have friends, the Fleishmann’s who own Randegger, which is a mineral water bottling company. They were kind enough to take us on a tour of the factory and those pictures are featured here. The color scheme is based on the logo of the company which you can see in the top right hand corner. This is a piece of post-it-note pad paper that has their logo on it. All of their products are bottle in glass bottles so you can imagine how loud it was inside of the factory.
After the factory tour the Fleishmann’s invited us into the basement room of the original factory which is also the family home. They have a beautiful tasting room and we sampled many flavors of sparkling water. You can see these pictures on the left hand page. While we were there Mr Fleishmann’s father invited us to see the inside of the house (top right hand picture), and then invited us to have coffee with him on the back porch. We had a wonderful time visiting with their family. We found that the Germans are very hospitable people.
The third spread of this event is a set of bottle labels that Mr Fleishmann gave to us. He also gave us a brochure of the company, and I used that folder to save even more of the labels. The folder is placed inside the plastic protector sheet, and can be taken out and opened to view the remaining labels as can be seen in the picture below:
Note: Ignore the website – the new URL is now http://www.randegger.de
If you can’t tell by the number of pages I made for this event – we had a great time and it was one of the highlights of our trip!