Archive for November 5th, 2013

It is no secret that my “go-to” bourbon is Knob Creek. I mentioned the other day that I was thrilled to find that there was an actual creek in Kentucky named Knob Creek… Duh…  I sought it out and this is a shot of it…  Sadly, it is not a creek of flowing bourbon, just water…

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This is the historical marker for The Old Gristmill Distillery, circa 1805, that stands on the site of the current Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, KY…

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movemberI wanted to take a minute out from my Road Trip to mention one of the coolest charitable movements going these days – Movember. Movember is a movement designed to raise awareness and funds for men’s cancers by encouraging men to grow mustaches for the month of November.

About Movember: “As an official global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches on men’s faces around the world. Through the power of the Mo, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a moustache for the 30-days of November.”

With the mustache a popular motif these days, it is a great time to get involved in this worthy cause.

It is not too late to get involved, check the Movember website to see how you can register or support the effort.

Learn more and get involved with Movember here.

LSMMy road trip has swung into full gear as I rented a car in Chicago and made my way south to Louisville, KY – the starting and ending point for my loop through Kentucky and Tennessee over the next several days.

I will not deny that my attraction to Kentucky is mostly based on my love of bourbon, but I have been in the state for almost 24 hours already and I have not yet had a drop – but that will change soon as I hit the Bourbon Trail tomorrow.

A quick note on my posts in the coming days while I am on my road trip… I am going to try to post something every day. However, I like to spend some time on “finds” and observations, so I may not get to the good stuff until I get off the road and have some time to be more thoughtful. So please bear with me.

The thing to note so far from my road trip is that Indiana – the full length of which I traveled from Chicago to Louisville – is actually quite pretty in autumn as much of the topography surrounding the highway was covered by large plowed field and rows after row of autumn colors.

The next observation – is that there is actually a Knob Creek in Kentucky – namesake of my favorite bourbon. I guess that is not a surprise, but I just hadn’t thought of it before. Of course I wanted to dive in, but I didn’t.

Meanwhile, I found Louisville to be a much bigger city than I expected, and I spent time in the center city today, where I took in the Louisville Slugger Museum – part of Museum Row, a stretch of nine museums and attractions in downtown Louisville.

The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory was a delightful stop on my road trip, and a must take for any baseball fan as the Slugger is as iconic as anything in the icon-full national pastime. The giant bat that leans against the building is cool on its own and worth the trip to see.

About the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory: “Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, one of the city’s most popular attractions, is also housed with the corporate headquarters. The location is well-marked by the World’s Biggest Baseball Bat that casually leans against the side of the building. Guests are invited to learn about the Official Bat of Major League Baseball–Louisville Slugger. Today, over 3-million people have enjoyed the museum and factory tour experience at this location.”

Visit the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory here.