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Oct 6, 2019 - The Kentucky Dam

On the last day in Paducah I took a 30 minute ride to the Kentucky Dam. This is part of the TVA and is the last dam on the Tennessee River. I spoke was a couple of docents at the visitor center and the discussed the whole operation. Flood control, power generation and recreation are all part of the story. Of course, there were many in the area that bitterly opposed this depression era project (many lost their land to reservoirs).

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Oct 5, 2019 - Paducah Kentucky

Headed south, and stopping for a few days in Paducah. Nice medium-sized town located just upstream of confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio river's flowrate (speed, not volume) of the Ohio River was greater than the Miss there was an interesting collision that takes place. Supposedly the Ohio River water shoots upwards. Well, that was not the case when we were there. The situation was that there has been quite a drought on the land drained by the Ohio (and Tennesee) Rivers. The land in the upper midwest on the other hand has had lots of...

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Sep 14, 2018 - The Fightin’ Side of Me

The plan is set. 4,492 miles. 27 stops. Here we come East Coast. Our trip starts off gloriously with overcast skies and cool weather. Not bad for early September in Oklahoma. That gloriousness doesn’t last long though as driving on I-44 just north of Tulsa, a pickup truck sped around me and something flew out of his bed...and hit Gypsy. It happened too fast for me to react and the sound convinced me my windshield had shattered. Fortunately, it did not. But, whatever it was broke the panel below the headlight and did quite of bit of damage...

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Sep 16, 2017 - Duck Creek and Quilts

After we left Madison Indiana in the rain this past Tuesday, we headed southwest and into the state of Kentucky. Our destination was Paducah which is in extreme western Kentucky, where the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers converge. I have never been to Paducah before, but I was interested in stopping here because it is the self-proclaimed Quilt Capital of the US. The National Quilt Museum is here and the town just happened to be having their Fall Quilt Show this week. Coincidence? I think not! The rain let up during our drive and we made it to our...

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2017 Life in our RV

Jun 29, 2017 - Kentucky Lake

That stop at the KOA in Calvert City, Kentucky is next to the Kentucky Lake Dam and the well-known Land between the Lakes. We tried to eat at the very popular Catfish Kitchen, but they close at 8PM and wouldn’t seat us at 7:45. The also very popular local Italian restaurant was just fine instead. This is a beautiful lake and dam area for fishing (see pictures)…we got to see the dam, lock, and local marina, but didn’t have time to drive down through the “Land Between the Lakes.” This is an interesting area to us, because it’s part of the...

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May 12, 2017 - Now it is Kentucky in the rain!

We started this morning in Ohio with a bright red cardinal landing on the hood of our engine and pecking away at the windshield. Apparently he decided we weren’t very interesting as he flew away before either of us could grab a camera. We decided to do a long drive today (little over 270 miles) in order to get to a Corps of Engineers campground in Kentucky because the last two we stopped at had been great. This one, unfortunately, is not. When we arrived, the guy at the gate told us he had only one spot left and it was a “no hookups” site...

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Nov 7, 2016 - Madisonville to Paducah, KY

11-7-16 Madisonville to Paducah, KY We had another relatively short driving day and I find I’m getting used to the pace. Leaving in late morning and arriving late in the afternoon to set up in daylight has its attractions. Weather was great crossing Tennessee headed west, but it was a bit smokey. The Smokey Mountains was living up to its name. We passed through Nashville and arrived in Paducah, Kentucky around 4:30 local time. We set up in Duck Creek RV Park and received a tiny rubber duck during check in. Cool. We plugged into shore...

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Sep 8, 2016 - Paducah, Kentucky

Our week in Paducah, Kentucky is quickly coming to a close. Tomorrow we head for Murphy, North Carolina which will be our home for a month as we visit with Bill's brother and his family. We're looking forward to some fall festivals and cooler weather. Missouri and Kentucky have been summertime for sure. Highlights of this stop were the historic murals along the Ohio River in downtown Paducah and the National Quilt Museum. No photography was allowed in the museum, so I found a couple of photos online that I could share. That's no substitute...

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2016 Travels

Apr 30, 2016 - Restful day at a great park

Tried to add a photo but that will have to wait. Beautiful park here in the woods near Paducah! We enjoyed our day off from driving. People who pulled in next door are from Minnetonka and also have a Corgi like our Lily!!! Heading out on the road again tomorrow. Love to all. God Bless! P & E

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Apr 29, 2016 - At Paducah KY now

Love going thru the mountains of the southeast! So green and in blossom this time of year. We're going to spend a couple of nights here and then head on north. It was sprinkling when we got here but has stopped for now. Hope all is well with you!! God Bless! P & E

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Sep 29, 2015 - On The Road Again

Reluctantly left the beautiful Smokies this morning around 7:30am. Said goodbye to Mike, Eva and Emma. We headed our separate ways at Knoxville, TN. They went to the left, we went to the right. We will stop just for the night in Paducah, Kentucky at the Duck Creek RV park. Early morning we will head out for Branson, MO. It is raining, AGAIN while traveling. We had a scary moment when Bob looked in the side mirror and saw a pickup truck in the left lane driving fast headed straight toward the side of our 5th wheel in our lane. They didn't...

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Aug 24, 2015 - Day 14 Paducah, Ky

August 23, 2015 Day 13 St. Louis, MO to Paducah, Ky We left St. Louis at 11 am and the temperature was 75 degrees. The 170 mile drive to Paducah was uneventful. At exit 3 in Kentucky we stopped at the Flyinng-J but it was very crowded and difficult to maneuver so we forgo filling up there. Our first choice for Rv parks, Fern Lake RV Park, was also next to the Flying-J. After looking over the RV Park, we decided to check out the other one, Duck Creek RV park off exit 11. Duck Creek was a better choice for us; 2 nights was $64 with full...

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