Sunday, September 30, 2007

Brett Favre Does It!

Got Spam?While we were driving around the beautiful Kentucky countryside this afternoon, Brett Favre established a new record in touchdown passes thrown. We're not particularly Green Bay Packer fans, but we certainly are Brett Favre fans, because Brett is a good ole boy from Mississippi – Kiln, Mississippi, to be exact. By throwing his 421st touchdown pass to Greg Jennings in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings, Brett broke Dan Marino's NFL record for career touchdown passes yesterday.

Aside from being a native Mississippian, we just think Favre is an exempliary representative of how professional athletes should conduct themselves.

The Favre snapshot above was taken during last month's visit to Minnesota's

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Today's Adventure

Ever since we have been at Wolf Creek Fish Hatchery, I had been wondering how one got to a house that is very noticeable while looking northwesterly from the dam. Yesterday we drove there.
We did not drive up into Grand Vista because the road looked like it was pretty rough and would require four-wheel drive, but we took some photos from the area of the house at 638 Swan Pond Road, which has a For Sale sign at it. I don’t believe there is a building at 643 Swan Pond Road. This is the view from Swan Pond Road toward the dam.You wouldn't know it from this photo, but Wolf Creek dam is over a mile long
We traveled south on 127 across the Wolf Creek Dam, turned at T on road # 1730 just past the dam - took 1730 to Swan Pond Road and suppose we ended at 643 Swan Pond Road, Jamestown, KY 42629. There was no building at that address.

Wolf Creek Recreation Area map

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Cumberland Gap

Wendell found him another hat pin at the Cumberland Gap Visitors Center, and we saw the video in the theater as well as drove up to Pinnacle Overlook. In the process of driving around we were in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee within a 5-minute period. The park itself is in all three states. We also looked at the park's campground. This is where we hope to be next spring for awhile as volunteers. I can hardly wait to see the spring rhododendron in bloom.Yay!  Another Travel Hat pin for Wendell!

Visit the park's website at:
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park located in Kentucky-Tennessee-Virginia
Postcard photo by Glenn Durham

Friday, September 28, 2007

Where It All Began

Colonel SandersWanna get hungry?

Read all about today's visit to the
Kentucky Fried Chicken Museum:

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fall in Kentucky

We spent a wonderful summer working as volunteers at Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. It was our first VIP experience, and truly unforgettable.

Approaching Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Approaching the hatchery's
Visitor Center ...
View from the front porch
... and from the front porch
looking out

We'll spend the next two months as volunteers in the Visitors Center of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in Kentucky.

Our oldest granddaughter is back in the states after serving in Iraq for seven months. Thank you for your prayers.