Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Adventure


Well today we were able to get out of the house for a little bit of a walk at McConnell Springs and onto Preston's Springs Park. Preston's Springs Park features a cave from which the waters that enter the Final Sink at McConnell Springs exit the subterranean world for the final time. Interesting little site that is seldom visited by anyone outside of the surrounding Cardinal Valley neighborhood. It would be interesting to see how far back that cave goes. However, there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of room between the water and the ceiling of the cave, making for some dangerous conditions. Anyway, it was good to get out of the house for some adventure and good to have Noelle's mom accompany us on the trip.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Land Between the Lakes and Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Spring break started with a bang, well actually snow. We got about four and a half inches of the white stuff. It's the most we've seen since we've been in Kentucky. It did, however, melt within about two days and by the time we were ready for our road trip to Land Between the Lakes the snow was gone. The trip was nice. We especially liked Fort Donelson National Battlefield where we saw a great horned owl
Owl
and a bald eagle
Bald Eagle
and experienced the sights of one of the most important, yet least known, battles of the Civil War.
Lower Battery
Confederate Monument

After Fort Donelson, we moved north into Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The recreation area was pleasant, but not really all that exciting. We did get to see some bison
Bison
and elk (in a pen), and lots of birds.
The most interesting part of the recreation area, however, was the Homeplace, a restored village from around the 1850s. Our days there provided a much needed shot of adventure! 
Double Pen
Single Pen