Kathy and I are easing into this RV Camping by not going "all out" in the beginning and adding stuff along the way. The first night we camped in Illinois we didn't have water hook ups at the site and we didn't put water in the holding tank. The second night, in Indiana, we decided since there were no water hookups we would go ahead and take advantage of the water filling station and use the holding tank. At least we wouldn't have to walk to a public restroom. That meant as we were leaving Patoka Lake State Park we would get the experience of a dump station. I'm very happy to report that we have no dorky story to tell on this one.
|Belle of Louisville|
"You can't cross that line," the security detail said while pointing to the gate. "We know, we just thought we would get a quick picture from here and see if there's a way to turn around with our camper," I said with a tinge of hope he would see that there was NO way to get the camper turned around. "Well, you can't cross that line." And with that he was back in his car, opening the gate, quickly crossing and just as quick to make sure to stop and hurry back to close it, as if we were going to crash through at any moment.
|Yeah, thanks for the assist|
Don't get me wrong, Kathy and I completely understand the need in security. This place has a history of vandalism, etc. We also highly respect No Trespassing signs, and history hunters that don't give everyone else a bad name. What struck us was the rather rudeness of the operation. Typically we wouldn't even write about it, and move on.."our bad". But after seeing a few other reviews with the same "rude" theme on Trip Advisor, we thought it would be worth mentioning. My only suggestion would be for the owner to seriously consider training staff on customer skills, and that includes non paying customers who could have promoted your business to others, even though we didn't go in. Waverly is more than an alleged haunted place, it's a part of history and a grand building that many would write about beyond the spirit aspect. Again, our only problem with this experience was the rudeness factor, and lack of common courtesy. We would have had to back up anyway if someone wasn't there, but staring us down as we did was a little over the top. While there are several good reviews, we would advise reading through some of the "not so good" before going.
|Vault at Fort Knox|
|Lake Cumberland RV Park|
|Down in that grove of trees lies a mass|
grave for Confederate Soldiers.
Grist Mill at Mill Springs has roots back to 1700 when hunters and explorers, called "Long Hunters", found a place "with excellent springs near a waterfall." The settlers were no doubt amazed at the sight of 13 springs flowing from the hillside! Here, Price's Station, one of the first settlements in Kentucky was established and eventually became a fur trading center. In 1774 Daniel Boone and Michael Stoner passed through this area.
Touring this area the day before the 11th Anniversary of 9-11 was a good reminder of just how far our country has come, and the adversity we as Americans can pull through and come back together for the common good. After this nice leisurely day we decided we would stay an extra night at our RV campground. Next on the agenda is the Daniel Boone National Forest.
In the meantime, you can see all the pics from Day 3 and 4, which have been added to our East of the Mississippi Facebook Album HERE.