Friday, September 01, 2006

Cumberland Falls Visit, Part 1

Today my SIL came and stayed with my husband, and so my neighbor and I took a trip to Cumberland Falls State Park. It was very nice. It's not that far from us, about a 35 minute drive or so. This first picture is the Dupont Lodge. This is a very pretty place with a fantastic view. This was my first time to eat there and I had the KY Hot Brown. This has toast on the bottom, then layers of ham, turkey breast, onions, bacon, and then it was topped with all that yummy cheese, a tomato slice, and another piece of bacon. Full of cholesterol and calories, but mighty good!!

This was the view from where we ate at. What a lovely view to dine by. Wouldn't it be great to wake up every morning and sit there with that view while sipping your coffee? I think so! We saw raccoons, a squirrel, and lots of birds. We got some cornbread to feed to the raccoons. They appreciated that!

This, of course, is the Cumberland River and it was quite muddy today with all the recent rain we have had. There will be more pictures from this trip coming up in my next post, so y'all come back!


Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I have a picture of this same raccoon taken from the same spot. It may be a video though.

Glad you had a great time there. The falls are one of my favorite places to ride to and hike around at. The times I have been to the lodge to eat, we have missed the meal because we came too late. Is that where you saw the antlers from the previous post?

7:25 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh heck, I forgot to tell where the antlers were at. Those are at Tumbleweed Restaurant and Tammy got it right! It's a lovely light made from antlers, but it wasn't on when I took this, due to a roof leaking problem they had.

Thanks for reminding me. I meant to post that first but forgot!! Imagine that if you can! Ha!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Britmum said...

What a great day you had. The racoon is so cute. Aww my Mum painted me a picture of a racoon when I was a child because I wanted one to keep.

Food looks yummy too.

Take care xx

8:08 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Looks just yummy and what a truly beautiful setting to eat by!
You really have been getting the rain!

8:36 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

1. You sure are trying to catch up with us Jim Bunch in the eating. That plate looks really good. If we did no-fat cheese and light on the bacon it would be very healty.
2. The racoon is Rocky. We caught him in a trap after he had dug through the shingles and into our attic. We took him far, far away and released him in a wildlife refuge.
3. You did take that antler light picture from the door to the ladie's room.
4. I'm glad you're getting out some and visiting with the neighbor. Yes, I could sit there and drink lots of coffee too.
5. I went antiquing once in the mid-southern part of Kentucky. It wasn't nearly as pretty as where you are.

12:28 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

That is a wonderful looking place and the other pictures are very intriguing, too...LOVE tha Racoon...!
You must have a cast iron stomach! I envy that! This meal sounded so good....but, I couldn't eat it and live! (lol) Wish I could though...! Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures. There are so many lovely places in the area tha you live in Rachel...And I love getting to see them!

2:45 AM  
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

seeings I only get to see other houses in the moring that would be spectacular

5:12 AM  
Anonymous Clarence said...

My wife and I went down to Cumberland Lake way back when and stayed at very nice place by the main lake. We also had Raccoons and Groundhogs coming up to our ground floor porches begging for food. We fed them of course and so do others very often, That's why they keep coming back.

That lodge we stayed in also had a good place to eat included on the grounds. I ate apple cobbler ala-mode until I thought I would bust. I'm still continuing to swell and haven't burst open yet. I wonder how long I can continue and how gigantic I can become before that happens?

We Kentuckians know about Good Eating and where to find it.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Ava said...

I love going to State parks and exploring! What a way to spend the day! What a beautiful lodge. Looks very inviting. Sounds like you had a good time. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Well taken pictures, Rachel, and a fine post describing your day.

3:25 AM  
Blogger Sonia said...

What a beautiful place, Rachel! Sounds you had a great time! I love raccoons, but in real life I had never saw one.

Thanks four your visiting and comment on my place. I always appreciate that!

Have a lovely Sunday!

7:03 AM  
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7:18 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

What a treat! The lodge, the view, the animals...and a girlfriend for company! I love the photo of the Cumberland River!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love the Hot Brown! Everytime I'm in Louisville, that's what I order! Since I read your entry, I've been craving one! Thanks!

2:44 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Ok guys, I'm sorry Rachel (Ky Rachel).
On Jerry's blog I was referring to armywifetoddlermom. Her e-mail is rachel714xx@xxx.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

That raccoon looks pretty well fed. Glad you got a day out of the house.

5:48 PM  

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