J.R. Tolkien

"Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R. Tolkien

Monday, June 29, 2015

FREE Blaze Pizza All Day

photo is from Pieology, but same concept
Here’s a midweek treat to help you make it to the holiday weekend…FREE Pizza all day from Blaze Pizza.  To celebrate the opening of their new location in Middletown Commons, Blaze Pizza is giving away free personalize pizza to guests.  Here are the details:

Date: Tuesday, 6/30/2015
Time: 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m
Location: 13317 Shelbyville Road. Middletown Commons (near Academy Sports & Outdoors in the new shopping center near Gene Snyder, ).
The giveaway: 11 inch personalize pizza, unlimited toppings
The catch: follow @Blazepizza on instagram, twitter or facebook

It’s a Subway style approach to pizza making that’s quickly becoming popular in Louisville.  Choose your own dough, cheese, sauces and an unlimited number of toppings for a pizza that’s uniquely yours.  Fast fired for 180 seconds and a personalize pizza is ready for you to enjoy for under $8.  I’ll see you there!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Weekend Away - Lake Cumberland State Park

If you're looking for a nice weekend getaway for cheap, consider taking a short trip to Lake Cumberland State Park in Jamestown, KY.  It's a short and scenic 2 1/2 hour drive from Louisville.  

Sunrise from my bedroom patio
As college students, we love coming here for the summer, rent a camp site for cheap and spend a Saturday on the Lake.  As an adult, I've enjoyed staying at one of the cabins near Lure Lodge, waking up every morning to a spectacular view of the sunrise on the lake.  For around $70/night, a very nice room with 2 queen beds can easily sleep up to 4 people.  The rooms are clean and modern and all  have a view of the lake. The walls are thin and you can hear your neighbor easily but it didn't bother me too much.
View from the Lodge restaurant

Dinning option is limited as you're miles away from the nearest town.  The most convenient option is the Lodge restaurant.  Steps away from Lure Lodge, it offers decent meals for a reasonable price.  The best feature is the breath taking view of the take, so grab a table towards the back of the restaurant.

What to do:
  • Hike: Check short and long hikes. 
  • Horse Back Riding: They have guided trail guides leaving on the hour from Memorial to Labor Day
  • Boating & Swimming: If you got a big group, rent one of the pontoons for the day and take it out for a spin on the lake.  Pack food for a picnic right on the waters.  Most comes with a slide for a full day of swimming and innocent fun. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

30 Area Attractions for FREE

Fun at Frazier History Museum
The hugely popular Cultural Pass is back with more attractions than before! This year, 30 area attractions will open its door to cultural pass holders for free.  What a great way to spend the summer with our little ones.  Here are the details. 

May 31, 2015 - August 7, 2015

Child/student ages 0 - college
If child is under 16, one parent/guardian is also admitted.  
Participant must have a library card (or be eligible to apply for one)

Pick up pass at your local library or Metro Parks Community Centers

Children who get their pass stamped by at least eight different institutions this summer will be eligible for prizes and other incentives.

Only one visit per pass at each institution
Only one adult per family 

Participating Organizations:
Click here for additional rules and details.  

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

$5 for $14 Worth of Ice Cream at Widow's Walk

Groupon is having an amazing deal right now until midnight tonight (couldn't post this earlier!).  They got some amazing items, such as canvas, memory books, accessories, etc for only $5 each.  Most value at $60 or more.  

The best local deal if you don't want to spent too much is $5 for $14 to spend on ice cream at Widow's Walk.  This beloved place is the perfect stop on a summer evening to cool off.  Grab a cone and a seat to look at the sun set over the Ohio River.  

Source: Groupon
Or grab an cold drink and head over to the River Stage a short drive or walk away (by the Big Fourth Bridge) to enjoy a nice summer concert every Friday at 7 p.m. or an outdoor movie every Saturday at 7 p.m.  River Stage also has free Yoga (Saturday at 10:30 a.m.), Jazzercize (Mondays, 6 - 7 p.m.), Zumba (Tuesday, 6 - 7 p.m.), so treat yourself after a nice work out!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Free Chick-Fil-A for a Year

Love Chick-Fil-A? Want it for free for a year?  Here’s the Cliff’s Notes version of this First 100 event happening tomorrow. To celebrate the opening of two new Chick-Fil-A locations in Louisville, the owner is giving away free meals for a year.  You just have to wait for it.

The good

  • Free gift card loaded with one-year supply of Chick-fil-A for the first 100 people at the door on Thursday 6 a.m.
  • That’s 52 meals (Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich, Medium waffle potato fries and a medium drink)

The bad

  • If more than 100 people shows up, all 100 spots will be determined by a drawing
  • As a condition, those selected have to camp out for 24 hours to secure their prize.
  • Only certain zip codes qualify, check this site for a complete list

The details

  • Location: 4925 Outler Loop
    Louisville, KY 40219
  • Open Date: Thursday, 6/18/2015, 6 a.m.
  • Line Forms: Wednesday, 6/17/2015, 5:30 a.m - 6 a.m. (Don’t come earlier than 5:30 a.m., it won’t increase your chance.)
  • Eligibility: 18 or older, must present ID.
  • Click here for official rules and details

Monday, June 15, 2015

BOGO Qdoba

Though I'm not normally a big fan of fast food but when I'm in the mood, I head to Qdoba.  If you forgot to pack lunch this work week, grab a buddy and head to Qdoba for a buy one get one free entree.