OK, as I said before, with the rain and the cold, Cumberland Gap National Park was a bit of a bust. All of us cozied in and pretty much just stayed warm and dry. I was asleep by about 8pm and didn't wake up till about 8 the next morning.
Since most of us did the absolute mininum setup, we were out of there and on the road by about 9am.
Our first stop was in town for McDonalds coffee and/or hot chocolate and gas
Oh, by the way we were now in Kentucky. If you don't know Cumberland Gap is at the corner of Tennesse, Virginia, and Kentucky. You can be in all three states within a few minutes of each other.
There was also a pretty cool tunnel that we went through, but I never got pictures of it.
After warming our bellies and filling our tanks, we were on our way to our next destination:
Once again, the drive for this portion was not all that scenic. But our destination was fun.
This is Sanders Cafe, home to the FIRST Kentucky Fried Chicken opened by Col Harland Sanders
After exploring the museum and having some "Tucky Fried Chicken" for lunch we continued on to our next stop.
Cumberland Falls State Park.
We arrived at the campground and all quickly got set up.
It's kindof hard to see from this picture, but two sites share an electrical and water connection. My water hose had to stretch directly across the firepit. Good thing I didn't want a fire!!
After setting up, we headed over to the visitor center and the falls
That evening we went to dinner at the lodge
There was a racoon outside the lodge window helping himself to the contents of the bird feeders
A lot of us also lingered in the lodge lobby for the fireplace and the free WiFi. I had LOTS of emails and birthday wishes to catch up on.
Thanks for reading, more coming soon!!!