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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. ...
... and the invitation to watch the milking process – in the milk barn – was irresistable. But, to be asked to do some milking was over-the-top.I have a lot of respect for anything that's bigger than I am that moves. So, I listened very carefully to all the instructions, concentrating on every detail before approaching my assigned cow. I watched as they were herded into the milking barn to patiently wait their turn to be milked. The ...
... 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.
... of the area (the plaques do a better job than I can), because if you care you can research it yourself but it suffices to say that experiencing the sights first hand and picturing myself as a Confederate soldier manning the cannons, seeing the Union ships come around the river bend is an incredible feeling.
I even got to take my bike on some wooded trails that kicked my ...
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