May 17 - 21, 2015 was our annual spring camping vacation. We had a group of five - Jason and me, Christina & Charlie, and Beth. This year we decided to go to Dale Hollow Lake in Burkesville, Ky since none of us had ever been before.
The day we left Charlie and Christina left a few hours before us. We met up with Beth so she could follow us since she was driving solo. Upon meeting up with her, we realized her tail lights were not working. So we drove up to Auto Zone to get some parts. Jason spent a couple of hours working with the electrical wiring before they figured out it was all due to a blown fuse in the truck. Problem solved! But alas, our truck, Big Nasty, was leaking anti-freeze and fast. After a phone call it was determined that Big Nasty should not attempt to make the three hour trip. So after some discussion and contemplating, Jason took the truck and the dogs back home and I continued to the campground with Beth and bunked with her, my gracious hostess, for the week.
|Jason & Beth working on Beth's Camper|
|Empty Camping Loop|
|Our Feathered Friends|
Another day we decided to do a short hike up to a bluff outlook called Eagle's Nest. It was a short hike but a very steep hike! But it was 1000% worth the effort. The view was spectacular and stunning. We stayed up there just looking around for probably close to an hour before we headed back down to the campground. While we were up there Christina got dive bombed by a brave humming bird and I found an eagle feather, which I kept as a souvenir.
|View from Eagle's Nest|
On the way back down the hiking trail it occurred to me that there were probably many geocache sites around the area. Sure enough there was one up on the cliff but we were already half way back down the trail so we chose another one near the parking lot. Charlie and I foraged into the woods for a good while and finally found the ammo box inside a fallen tree. This was the first cache I've found that actually has items to trade out. So we signed the logbook and took a green glow-stick and replaced it with a pink breast cancer cause bracelet. I also got the last geocache coin that was left in the box (it started out with 50). There was also a baseball, a miniature frisbee, some pens, business cards and other small trinkets in the cache box.
It was a fantastic trip. The only thing that would have made it better is for Jason to have been able to join us. But now Big Nasty is fixed and we just purchased two kayaks, so our next trip is sure to be just as fun! Next stop - Taylorsville Lake!
See the entire Dale Hollow photo album