Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A quick getaway

A year ago we made a reservation for mid-October 2016 for a two-night stay in a rustic cabin at Pine Mountain State Park. And then we (mostly) forgot about it.

But then we remembered, and also remembered the reason we had planned the trip: to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. So, celebrate we did.

Since Sunday morning, we made a tour of eastern Kentucky that included Harrodsburg (for church and lunch at Beaumont Inn), Berea (for a stroll around town and the college campus, dinner and a stay at the historic Boone Tavern) and Pine Mountain State Park (for a round of golf, hiking, reading and cooking) and then back home today, via the eastern Kentucky towns of Harlan, Hazard, Hyden and Winchester (with a pleasant lunch stop at the Engine House Deli and Pub).

Sunday service at United Presbyterian Church in Harrodsburg

Lunch at Beaumont Inn, famous for its yellow-legged fried chicken
and two-year-old Kentucky cured country ham.  We had both.
Shuffleboard anyone?

The scenery on the Wasioto Golf Course more than made up for any bad shots. 
Our hideaway in the woods.
Hiked to the top of chain rock,
a huge bolder held in place
to keep it from crashing into the town of Pineville directly below. 
Found nothing to buy,
but filled our pockets with acorns, buckeyes and ginko seeds
to scatter around Farm Dover.

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