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Day 37: 5,800 miles
Monday, July 7th, and Tuesday, July 8th
I rolled into Paducah, Kentucky, in the early afternoon and connected with Jean, one-half of my couchsurfing hosts. She and her partner John live in an older part of Paducah near the downtown area. She's a hair stylist; he works at the nearby coffeeshop and is remodeling/updating an older duplex to prepare it for rental.
I made plans ...
... there. I'm not going to lie, the ride to the top was kind of scary. The pod travels up and makes a lot of rickety sounds and was a little shaky. We could see out of the pod because the doors were glass, which I found a little comforting. Along the train is a stairwell, we can always climb down the steps if need be. Artie was clenching on to my arm for dear life and kept saying he wanted to get out. It was quite heartbreaking for me as a mother, but I ...
... 90 degrees and sunny with a cool breeze off the Ohio River. This car show was really nice with about 250 to 300 cars and trucks total..We were there about 60 minutes or more..we had a nice time..This was also Noel Lori-Elizabeth Teel first car show ...
... over 17 acres looking for the elk and bison. We saw a lot of bison and numerous baby bison, but no elk.
A man at the dam told us about a hamburger and shake place not to far from the Elk and Bison area. So off we went to get a milkshake. We found the place as did everyone else. It has been in operation for over 50 years and the prices are the cheapest I have seen in a long time. So when Aurora, Kentucky look up Belews. You will be glad you did. They even have curb service!
... 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. ...
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