Thursday, September 24, 2009

Moxie Media Event - Around the Blogosphere in 5 Days

Moxie Media is a network of women bloggers who are passionate about blogging as well as the power and influence that women have in the world of social media and marketing. To learn more about Moxie Media, click here.

In order to draw attention to the creation of Moxie Media, they are hosting a week-long event beginning September 21 known as Around the Blogosphere in 5 days. Follow the virtual journey of Moxie Media’s mascot, Mona, as she travels round the U.S., “visiting” the sites of approximately 65 different blogs

I am so happy to be invited to take part in this event. Check out some of the places we "visited" when Mona stopped by to see me in my state of Kentucky...

First stop in Louisville, Kentucky - Churchill Downs - the home of the Kentucky Derby. A great place to go with your friends to watch horse-racing and enjoy some good food and drinks.

The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory in downtown Louisville is a fun place to visit. You can take guided factory tours, learn about the history of the world-famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat, as well as how the sport of baseball has changed through the years. When you arrive, you can order your own personalized baseball bat that will be ready to pick up by the time you leave.

Mona thought these miniature Louisville Slugger baseball bats were a fun souvenir.

Mammoth Cave National Park, in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, is the world's longest known cave system, with more than 365 miles of explored cave passageways.

Kentucky's Bourbon Trail
Kentucky is home to bourbon. Take a scenic drive through Kentucky's Bourbon Trail to visit eight distilleries (Maker's Mark, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey, Buffalo Trace, and more). At each stop, you can learn how bourbon is made and sample various bourbons (if your are over 21). Click on the above link to read the fascinating history of bourbon in Kentucky.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

(from the Shaker Village website)
"Discover America’s largest restored Shaker community, where a remarkable society once flourished and where today, you can experience a true national treasure. This 3,000 acre National Historic Landmark charms guests with distinct Shaker style and the beauty of Lexington’s Bluegrass Region. A stay at the Inn offers peaceful accommodations, gracious dining, exceptional shopping, historical activities and invigorating recreation."

There's so many great places to visit here in Kentucky! Check out these links for more top tourist spots:

Old Fort Harrod State Park
Newport Aquarium
My Old Kentucky Home State Park
Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace
Cumberland Falls
Cherokee Trail of Tears

Thanks to the ladies at Moxie Media for letting me be part of this fun blog tour.


Sara E said...

stoppin' by from SITS :)

Moxie has been a very busy girl with you...
I hope she didn't have too many beverages during her adventures ;)

Lolli said...

Wow! What beautiful places! I don't know how I would have handled the caves. They look fascinating...but for a person who gets clastrophobic? I don't know. I love Mona's souvenier. It's perfect for her!

Shea said...

I'm from Kentucky! But right now I live in NC but will be moving back in a couple weeks. I live right down the road from Cumberland Falls and if I had a Mona doll, I'd take her there once we got back! Great blog!!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

Thank you, Kari, for such a fantastic post. What an amazing time you showed our girl! I adored seeing all the photos and reading about Mona's adventures.

I must say that Cave National Park is amazing. I had no idea that such a thing even existed!

Scary Mommy said...

Wow! You sure know how to show a girl a good time!!! My dad is an avid Shaker collector and goes to KY quite often. I can see why!

angie said...

This is fabulous! How I've never been to Louisville is beyond me. After this post, I want to plan a trip there this year. Fantastic. Thank you so much.

Mama Kat said...

I SO want to go to a Kentucky Derby! Can I stay at your place? I'm ok sharing a bed with Mona...

Grand Pooba said...

Looks like that miniature baseball bat wasn't miniature enough!

Wild Turkey?!! Ok now I know who to blame, my husband dared me to drink that stuff. I spit it out it was so strong!

Stacey Moore said...

love all those places! great post about our great state!

Brenda Jean said...

Wow, I need to visit Kentucky! I've driven through it a few times but never stopped. Thanks for the cool links and pictures:)

Bella Crafts said...

I'll have to check out Moxie Media. My hubby and I have driven through Kentucky, and that's about all. But now that we live just outside St.Louis, MO, I really want to go to Hancock's Fabric Store in Paducah, KY, and revel in all the fabric choices!