The Civil War Trail, Kentucky
When we lift Symmes Chapel two weeks ago we stopped off at Dupont Recreation Area on the advice of Bob and Tracy who we met at the chapel. If you enjoy hiking (not killer strenuous but a good workout) stop and do the hike to the falls. The water is beautiful even with the starkness of the bare trees.
From there we were headed to Davidson River State Park where Jim had planned on doing some fishing. The park was nothing like I imagined-more of a fish camp which is okay for fisherman I suppose. And the funny thing was (not so funny for Jim) he was getting his equipment ready for fishing so he could get an early start when he discovered he had left his waders in storage in Florida ! And since we were basically in the middle of nowhere he had no place to go to buy a replacement pair. Of course I had to gently remind him that my obsessiveness with list making didn't look so terrible now did it ? It pretty much rained the entire 4 days at Davidson for us and really poor Internet reception , even with the booster so we caught up on reading. I've gone through about 12 of Michel Connelly's books and I feel like a partner already to his Harry Bosch character!
Our spot at Bear CreekFrom Davidson we made a quick stop in Asheville at the Bear Creek RV park. We caught up on emails and laundry !
It was sad to say goodbye but I know we will see them in Ottawa during our travels.
Our view downriver from our "premium" riverfront site
The water was extremely low, normally that bank on the right is covered
The lodge restaurant at Cumberland-was doing a booming business on Sunday and smelled so good !
If you Google Cumberland Mountain State Park you will see the difference in water levels, this is usually a gorgeous river shot but alas the water was too low.
And now here we are in Berea Kentucky planning our walking tour of the Artisan area tomorrow. I'm so looking forward to it. From there we will head back into the wilderness of the Daniel Boone National Forest.
Happy Trails my friends and wanderers and Safe Travels.