The Greatest Road Trip USA? - Our Round USA Road Tour.
The State of Kentucky, USA
Part of a year long trip from Sept ’94 - Sept ’95 through 36 USA States and 2 Canadian Provinces by Jean and Graham Beven in ‘Serendipity’ their 30 foot Winnebago Chieftain.
Kentucky Round Trip USA
We only spent 4 days in the state of Kentucky, USA as there were only a couple of locations on our must see list of places to visit.
There are however three National Parks and ---- State Parks in the state of Kentucky.
The State Tourist Office for the state of Kentucky, USA is: Kentucky Dept of Travel Development. 2200 Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero St, Frankfort KY 40601
7th August 1995 From West Plains , Missouri. to Paducah, in the state of Kentucky.
Moving quite fast now with just over a month to go before we return to the UK and such a lot to see yet!
8th From Paducah, KY. to Bowling Green, Kentucky. via the ‘Land Between The Lakes’. A wonderful scenic drive through the area. Principally a driving day (190 miles) to get to Camping World to buy some vital spares for ‘Dippy’ prior to shipping her back to the UK. No fishing as the visitor licence is $25 per day! Drove through a 2 hour storm – that didn’t reduce the temperature – still hot! Temperatures in the low 90’s
9th Drove from Bowling Green, KY. to Lexington, Kentucky. 216 miles, via Lincoln's Birthplace and Mammoth Cave National Park.
At Lincoln's Birthplace National Monument there is the Memorial Building, Visitor Centre and forest trail. Across the other side of Hwy 61 there is a picnic area and environmental studies trail.
In the autumn of 1808, Nancy and Thomas Lincoln settled on a homestead with a one room log cabin near The Sinking Spring, known as Sinking Spring Farm. A couple months later on 12th February 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born. The Lincoln family lived and farmed here before moving to land a few miles away at a place called Knob Creek. The Lincoln's Birthplace, National Historic Site area was established by an act of Congress on 17th July 1916. An early 19th century Kentucky cabin, not the original! but symbolic of the one in which Lincoln was born, is preserved in a marble memorial building at (or close to) the site of his birth. President Lincoln was assassinated at the age of 56.
Camped at Wal-Mart, Lexington, KY. As we parked up a storm blew up and kept us awake till after 2am! This was the third storm encountered in KY.
10th August 1995 Yet another ‘Driving Day’, 184 miles. from Lexington, KY to South Point, Ohio. via the scenic Mountain Parkway.
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