Life in The Upper South...
Today has gone a little better. We got about 2/3 of the yard mowed. (We mow about 2 acres counting what we mow along the road.) I did several loads of laundry, and Isaac helped me get the camping gear put away. There's still plenty to do, but it doesn't look quite as hopeless.
These are the last of the photos from our very short camping trip. One day, we drove over to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park where Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee meet. It was interesting to drive through the Cumberland Gap tunnel.
The weather was so hot that all the ranger-led park tours were cancelled for the day! The road to the Pinnacle overlook is closed for construction/repair, so we couldn't go there either. We still could have hiked through the Gap on our own, but it didn't sound like that much fun at high noon during a heat wave. So we found some other sights to see.
|View from the deck at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Visitor's Center||Coneflowers at Visitor's Center entrance|
Isaac attempts a military pose
at Visitor's Center
A road within the park
|Densely shaded picnic &|
camping area of the park
|Cumberland Gap, TN. The actual Gap is at right in the photo.|
|Old business district in Middlesboro, KY||Another old building in Middlesboro|
|The Arthur-Middlesboro Museum was built in 1890 as the office of the American Association||Alexander Arthur was the founder of Middlesboro and an important person in area mining history.|
|This kitty belongs to the museum.||Detail on an antique chair at the Arthur Museum|
|"Sailing Ship" quilt at the Arthur Museum||All of Highway 186 south of Middlesboro is like this, mile after mile.|
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Old US 25E: Crossing the Cumberland Gap.
Cumberland Gap Tunnel