Friday, October 21, 2016

Laurel River Lake

10/7 - 10/9/16
2016 bag nights: 20

Kids were out of school for fall break, so we left work early on Friday and drove an hour or so south to meet friends for a weekend of car camping at Laurel River Lake. Ended up having great weather and our campsite had easy access down the hill to the lake.

The kids loved throwing rocks in the water and the older ones explored a little on their own.

We all went for a short hike on the Sheltowee Trace.

 The kids also occupied themselves with coloring and crafts while I napped in my hammock.

We took the long way home and went by Cumberland Falls. I really want to get back to that area and hike down the river.

A nice weekend with friends and unbelievable weather for the beginning of October.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

First Paddle

Leatherwood Boat Ramp
Cave Run Lake

I got an inflatable kayak and needed to try it out. I also needed a personal day from work, so I headed to Cave Run Lake for the first float. The weather forecast was for a high around 85 and sun, very weird for October.

No pics of the kayak, but I had a good time and the views were very nice with the leaves just starting to turn.

After a bit, the wind started to pick up. While it was fun to watch the clouds go by (and their shadows on the trees), it made paddling a lot harder.

A great way to spend an October day.