We seem to be sleeping in a bit more each day! I could say it is because the temps are more comfortable and we’re sleeping more soundly….but honestly, it’s probably just because the cares of the world just seem to evaporate. It’s different than a “regular” vacation.
After our usual eggs-veggies breakfast, only one of us topped it off with this FREE best-I’ve-ever-tasted homemade cinnamon roll by Billy, the dockmaster, at the Marina….oh, I guess I disclosed who did the tasting/eating!!
That got us/me roaring into gear for the perfect combo: a 5 mile history hike! Fun!
Aside from the double-entendre and my dorky pose…the point of this is that Johnsonville “hosted” a major battle between the Confederates and the Union. But, although it was a very intense and devastating loss for the North, it was a short-lived victory with no lasting impact for the South…other than to result in holding a record: historically, it is the ONLY place where a cavalry has ever defeated a navy!
The trail meandered through the woods and skirted the Lake where the remnants of the town of old Johnsonville remain mostly under water since 1944 when the Kentucky Dam back-filled the entire area with water.
After the hike we said good bye to the Marina and Billy, the Dockmaster-Cinamon pastry Chef, and this big ol’ “sign” (as they say down here)
And we got on the water around 1:30 for our afternoon cruise to Clifton, Kentucky. Although there are still stilted houses, falling signs, interesting bridges, there are drastically far fewer barges and no major communities. A few more things we saw today:
TV Room By Night:
Marina Cafe by Day (Note boat in background!)