9/04/2009

World Ham Tour



Hi all! I am very excited to be hosting my friends and the World Ham Tour here in Cincinnati, OH. go to sammy, miles & billy's for great pics.

According to Wikipedia

In 1802, Cincinnati was chartered as a village, and in 1819, it was incorporated as a city. The introduction of steam navigation on the Ohio River in 1811 and the completion of the Miami and Erie Canal helped the city grow to 115,000 citizens by 1850. The nickname Porkopolis was coined around 1835, when Cincinnati was the country's chief hog packing center, and herds of pigs traveled the streets."

In the 1800s, Cincinnati was the LARGEST pork producing city in the WORLD!

According to HGTVs Front Door:

"In 1833, more than 85,000 pigs were processed in Cincinnati, and by 1844, 26 different meat-processing plants were located here. Cincinnati was the biggest city in the West by 1850 and quickly earned the nickname "Porkopolis."

We still have a lot of great German restaurants and festivals featuring ham, pork and sausages. Lets not forget Goettafest either! We also have a "Flying Pig Marathon" where silly beans run and run to raise money for various charities.

We'll all tour and eat all day. I hope you enjoy my city.

PS cincinnati also has the dubious honor of hosting the "least metal moment" when Vince Neil lead The Chicken Dance at Oktoberfest

21 comments:

The Kitty Krew said...

Woohoo! We're on the tour and can't wait to see you today, Mr. Hendrix!

That's assuming Sammy gets us there safely... :o

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

The Meezers said...

YAY!! We are having so much fun!!!!!! Are you coming with us for the rest of the tour?

and does it mean anything that our verification werd is TYPHIS?

Cheysuli and gemini said...

My humans were just there and they didn't bring me HAM?!!!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khan we have some chili whilst we are here too?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Nina the Torbie said...

Oh Hendrix, what a lovely place! With hall that ham production, do you get ham every day? ::wide eyes::
I must say, you're a more informed tour guide than my brofur. All he points out is birds and squirrels!
Purrs from under the weiner mobile seats,
Nina

Nina the Torbie said...

Oh, Hendrix, the CB linked to us instead of you! We're trying to send them your way, but it's just like herding cats!
Purrs,
Nina

The Island Cats said...

Man, we are so stuffed from all the ham we've been eating! All we can say is OINK!!!!

Eric and Flynn said...

Hi Hendrix. thanks for showing us around your city. We are enjoying the tour. We have never seen so much ham before, not ever! Phew! We're stuffed full!

Angel and Kirby said...

That is very interesting! We can't wait to get here!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Dis is da funnest trip we haf ever been on...watch out fur Zippy, fur some reason she is suddenly in a loving mood and is running around hugging and kissing effury one. Yes, even da lady cats! Must be all dat ham...

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Porkoplois, we have arrived! Bring on the HAM!

Victor Tabbycat said...

The Chick-hen Dance?!?! I's SOOOOO there, Dude! Sammy! Sammy! Heed fur Oktoberfest!

Reese =^..^= said...

Looks fun! I hope you're having a wonderful time.

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Oh Mr. Hendrix!! We had a wonderful time in your city!! We hope you are coming along for the rest of the tour!! The Werld Ham Tour 2009 Rocks!!!
Your TX furiends,

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Thank you for hosting us all today. We have really enjoyed being in Cincinnati with you and your flying pigs. Well, not YOUR flying pigs ....

Anyway, it's been fun and we're ... burrrrrrp.... full of ham.

Crystal & Buddy

The Creek Cats said...

This is the greatest tour ever!

caspersmom said...

Boy, Mr. Hendrix sounds like you really have the history of your city down pat. So glad everyone is going to visit you on their tour. Hope they brought you a lot of ham.

Was sorry to read that #2 is having so many problems with gas. Poor Joel must be in a lot of pain. Hope the solution will help.

Casper

Sweet Praline said...

What a cool city to live in!

Karen Jo said...

This tour is getting informative as well as fun. Thank you.

Derby said...

it was a great day Hendrix. Thanks for hosting us.

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi Hendrix!
Thanks for sharing some info about your hometown - it sounds like a great place to host friends.
How is baby Joel doing?
I am really sad because I think the mail people stole your gift I sent you. :( Now I know that the super special thing that I picked out for Joel will not fit anymore if it ever arrives...
Well hopefully you will still like it.
xo