Super 8 Murray
Travel Blogs from Murray
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. ...
... milk through long clear hoses into a large stainless steel vat and picked up by the delivery milk truck. And finally, a cup of sealant is popped over each tit to seal it from infections; the cows are returned to the field and the next set of 8 are led in for milking. I have to say that the fresh, cold, raw milk that we drank during our visit was the most mellow wonderful milk ever. And the fresh home made cheese was also delectable.
... from the urban charms of the Washington state Puget Sound to the wide open spaces of a Kentucky dairy and produce farm. To see our dear friend comfortably transplanted and settled with all of her newly acquired extended family was a delight – like an oasis in a desert in the midst of long traveling sessions en route to our next destination of Raleigh, NC.
... 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.
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking