Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving with RVing friends in Campbellsville Ky.

Celebrating Thanksgiving at Indian Ridge Campground with RVing friends from all over the country. They, like us, are here to work at for the Christmas season.

Sixty four RVers and the campground owners gathered in the recreation hall for a turkey dinner. Two turkeys were just barely enough. Above is turkey #1.

Deep frying #2, took about 40 minutes.

A feast fit for royalty, as Nancy inspects the desert table. Actually she was checking out the pumpkin pie, her favorite.

Boomer friend Jim Chapman celebrated his birthday carving the turkeys. Nice job Jim.

Linda Mossman smiling for the camera.

Jim and Bobbi Chapman and

Jim Mossman doing what Boomers do best, eatin' and drinkin'.

Thanksgiving ends with the true beginning of the Christmas Season.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Abraham Lincoln

We have been in Ky. for about three weeks and just found out that we are very close to Abraham Lincoln's  birthplace. Yesterday while on an errand to Bardstown I passed Lincoln's boyhood home and being an American History junkie I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Today is a beautiful Saturday, perfect for local sightseeing.
Nancy and I packed Toby in the truck and left the CG. Close to the site we saw a sign that said Abraham Lincoln's birthplace and it pointed West, away from the boyhood home. So we turned left and followed the signs, realizing that the two sites are not the same. His birthplace is just outside of Hodgenville and it is administered by the National Park Service.

Though this is Lincoln's birthplace, the cabin on display here was found in later years not to be the cabin he was born in. It is, however, a very close replica. This was not known until long after the building that was built around it was finished. No one really knows what happened to the original cabin.

This is Abraham Lincoln's actual boyhood home where he lived from the age of 2 until the family moved to Illinois when Abe was 7. The cabin has been fully restored.
Below is a roadside sign we found about 2 miles down the road from the cabin. So the stories about Abe walking 2 miles to school are true.