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We are staying in the Land Between the Lakes a National Recreation Area. The Canal Campground is at the northern most tip and is just a few miles from the recreation area. We drove south to the Woodland Nature Station and were told to "take a hike" so we did. We took a 2.5 mile hike around the Hematite Lake. It was a nice hiking area and we enjoyed ourselves.
We then took a drive to the Elk and Bison Prairei where they have over 60 bison and 40 elk. You stay in your car and ...
... a lot of vacation homes due to Kentucky Lake, so they a ton of tourists during the summer months. They have a famous restaurant, Pattie's 1880's , which is known for their 2 inch thick pork chop. We decide not to eat there but got some of the monkey bread. Yummy!! We went over to the Kentucky Dam built by the TVA back in the 1940's. It is always amazing for me to see a dam and the water on one side 30ft lower than the other. ...
... by habit exactly what to do as they were ushered into
their stalls, eight at a time..
MILKING THE COWS
The first thing was to disinfect each tit with a cup of disinfectant quickly popped over the tit. After going down the 2 rows with the disinfectant we gave our assigned cow a gentle swat on the closest leg to give notice and not catch her by surprise. The actual milkers are like mini vacuums that are put on each tit and ...
LITTLE BRIDE ON THE PRAIRIE
This section of our trip reminds me of the series "Little House on the Prairie" - a homespun touch.
The last time we saw Carly was when we watched her drive off with her new husband, Tyler, following their wedding reception in Steilacoom, WA.
Love does wonders and lured this lovely, tall, ...
... I was not as prepared to handle the rough terrain as I thought I was, I'm gonna need some off road practice.
I also got to see the Ft. Donelson National Cemetery where many generations of America's finest were laid to rest, including one Sheets (even he was just a baby at the time of his death, it still counts).
My stay here was relatively short but incredibly powerful.