We packed up everything in the Duchess and make the move down I-75 to London Kentucky. We had called Monday morning and make a reservation for the week at the Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park.
|Our site in Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park|
|View of campground from our site|
Nothing much to report for these days. It rained off and on for each of these three days and we were stuck inside for most of the time. We did get out and walk around the campground when it was not raining. We also went into London KY and did our grocery shopping, picked up some light bulbs & water filters for The Duchess and visited a couple of other shops to see if we could find Connie a particular type of shoe (no luck with this).
On Thursday we took a drive over to Corbin KY which is about 13 miles south of London. London and Laurel county are "dry" and we wanted to purchase some box wine to have on hand. We found a store in Corbin that had decent prices on wine and purchased a Bota Box Old Vine Zinfandel which we have not tried before.
Corbin KY in the town that Colonel Sanders (Harland Sanders) started making what became Kentucky Fried Chicken. He started out with a Pure Oil station that sold gasoline and then added a restaurant and motor court (which is what they called motels in that era). His restaurant first became well known for it's breakfasts and only later added fried chicken.
|Recreated restaurant kitchen from Colonel Sanders' Cafe|
|Small museum dedicated to Harland Sanders|
|Artist's painting of Colonel's original location|
|Sanders Cafe is really a KFC location|
|Connie sitting with the Colonel|
Friday (Aug 21):
Connie and I have continued to practice our 30 days of Yoga. Today was Day 7 for us. After we ate breakfast, we went for a walk in the park. We stopped by a replica of some old log buildings along one of the trails in the park.
|Connie front of a log cabin with a dog trot|
|Mike in front of a smaller log cabin|
|Plaque about the "massacre"|
|Grave sites from the 1780's of the victims|
From there we walked to a mill that is located in the park. The mill has been around for a long time and it still being used today to make corn meal.
|Connie with mill in background|
|Mill stones that had been used in the grinding of corn and wheat|
|Connie in front of the mill|
|Man made water fall to power the mill|
|Turbine that uses water to turn the mill|
From there we walked over to a 1/2 mile section of The Wilderness Trail that runs through the park. This was the trail used by Daniel Boone and others from 1775 to 1795 to bring settlers from North Carolina to Kentucky. We talked about walking on the same trail as Daniel Boone did 230 years ago.
|Mike at entrance to trail. Plaque was placed there by the Daughters of the American Revolution.|
|Connie along the Wilderness Trail|
|Mike following along|
|View of road to battlefield site|
We stopped a took a picture of a plaque showing where the Confederate troops camped at the bottom of the hill before the battle started.
At the top of the hill we found the battlefield site.
|Mike at the entrance|
|Our attempt at a "selfie"|
|Pavilion with general information about the battle|
|Connie pointing the way "up" the hill|
|The union troops hauled several cannon up the hill. Parts of the hill was so steep|
that it took nearly a hundred men to pull the cannon up the hill.
We then returned back to London and ate dinner at the Heavenly Pizza Place on Main Street. We had their buffet and as usual with buffets we both ate too much.