Have Heart, Will Travel

Days 6 and 7: My Old Kentucky (Temporary) Home

Nancy Powell2 Comments

Our 5th state! We are moving right along!  In case anyone is wondering, we do not plan to keep up such a lively pace for our whole year. On one hand, I guess we would certainly see a lot that way, but on the other--we would be worn right out. No, we have our sights set on spending a good part of August in Maine!  It's an absolutely beautiful state and we have much wonderful family there.  We have frequently spent some good time on Cold Stream Pond, which is is little bit of paradise. In addition to spending plenty of time there, we're hoping our new lifestyle may take us to a new place in the state we have yet to explore.  Therefore, we're acting like migratory birds and heading north for the summer--or at least what's left of it!

Back to our current location!  Another very lovely state: Kentucky!  We have seen some of the most lush, green rolling hills and fields and somehow that's just how I thought Kentucky should be.  I've never been to Kentucky! 

Last night we were invited over to dinner by friends Gary and Carol and it was so nice to receive such hospitality! Gary and Mark used to work together and luckily they are still connected.  We loved having a home-cooked meal, but even more the company of others to sit and spend some hours conversing.

We also got a little fun education in by visiting the birthplace of President Lincoln. All of us learned many things and enjoyed the natural, gorgeous setting of the park.  They have a replica of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, which we plan on seeing a couple more months into our journey.  Inside the memorial is a real 1840s era log cabin, just like the one Abe would have been born in.  So amazing and inspiring to see how people lived, worked and thrived in conditions much harder than we have it now.

The crowning achievement for today is Petunia earning her Jr. Ranger badge at the Lincoln National Historical Place. Way to go, girl!

 Thank you for living up to all I thought you would be, Kentucky!

Thank you for living up to all I thought you would be, Kentucky!


 Mark and Gary

Mark and Gary


 No surprise that Petunia made friends with their dog, Boomer!

No surprise that Petunia made friends with their dog, Boomer!

 We had a lot of fun in this beautiful place.

We had a lot of fun in this beautiful place.

 A real life log cabin! Do you know that mud just fills the holes? Even if it was all taken out, the logs would stand. 

A real life log cabin! Do you know that mud just fills the holes? Even if it was all taken out, the logs would stand. 

 Asking some questions and prepping for her Jr. Ranger badge!

Asking some questions and prepping for her Jr. Ranger badge!

 Mark and Petunia studying and working on the badge.

Mark and Petunia studying and working on the badge.

 Kind of similar to the real one. LOTS less people! 

Kind of similar to the real one. LOTS less people! 

 Petunia being certified a Jr. Ranger!

Petunia being certified a Jr. Ranger!

 Proudly showing off the badge. What a cutie!

Proudly showing off the badge. What a cutie!

A road accident (not our own) meant we didn't make it too much farther up the road today.  We were wanting to get a little farther north than we made it, but we're going to take some time and enjoy this next beautiful state park we've found.