|Written by Chalupa|
|Wednesday, 20 July 2011 08:58|
I should probably start off by saying we had an amazing time at Lebowski Fest, but more updates on that later. For now, I need to tell you about Kentucky Rushmore.
I first heard about this new monument via Facebook, the mother of all social networks. I didn't really know what it was about, yet saw many of my Lebowski friends liking it or talking about it. When we arrived in Louisville last week I ran into Will Russell, one of the Lebowski Fest founders, and I asked him about it. Will is trying to create a road side attraction for Kentucky. When I hear the term "road side attraction" I immediately think of that bit Kevin Smith did for Jay Leno a few years ago. I can't say I've visited many across the nation personally, but I've always been interested in stopping by some of them.
Will wants to create a Rushmore with famous Kentucky natives. His idea is to have Abraham Lincoln, Muhammed Ali, Colonel Sanders, and Secretariat (the Kentucky Derby winner) on the side of a fake mountain. Now if that's not exciting to you, keep in mind the awesomeness doesn't stop there. This is set to be built in Cave City, KY - home of many other road side attractions as well as Mammoth Cave National Park. It sounds like fun for the whole family to me.
Keep your eyes peeled for new info on this. I can't wait to visit some day.
Leo Weekly article - http://leoweekly.com/news/if-will-builds-it-%E2%80%A6