On The Way Home To Kentucky

We left Oklahoma City on September 26th for Maumelle Corps of Engineer park in Little Rock AR. Nice park, we stayed here until September 29th. Lots of construction on the roads going and in out… in the middle of Little Rock… bigger place than I thought… probably stay outside the city next time. We are making our way back to Kentucky for the fall to spend time with family.

I woke up to a yacht just off the bank from our camp site to see it sinking. Apparently it came in the night before. The dock folks were pumping it out so as to move it on to shore for repairs.

We arrived at a KOA in Hurricane Mills, TN on the 29th. Small park with a bunch of highway noise. Probably won’t stay here again. When we are on the move and not sight-seeing we spend a min of two nights, sometimes three at each spot. We spent two nights here. The office here for around $10 will deliver a pizza to your camper… however, it is a frozen pizza they cook in a toaster oven (funny). Still not bad after a day of driving… we would eat anything if we don’t have to cook, Haha.

On the 31st we headed to Cages Bend COE campground near Gallatin TN on Old Hickory Lake about an hour South of Bowling Green, one of our favorite places to camp. We had some friends and family in for an evening… have not seen them for several months.

During our stay at Cages Bend, with some friends of ours, we went to Gatlinburg TN and rented a cabin for a few days. Nice time to get away and enjoy the mountains. While there we visited the Hatfield’s & McCoy Feud Dinner. Four of our group were called up on stage for a contest… very funny. Some photos below. Click here for a video of the contest, and the missing bra….

Left Cages Bend for Nolin State Park North of Mammoth Cave KY, then Axtel COE Camp at Rough River, and finally to Kendall COE Campground at lake Cumberland. The COE (Corps of Engineers) camps are great if you like trees, campfires, wildlife, etc., the opposite of a commercial RV Park.

After the COE parks we arrived at the KOA in Bowling Green on November 14th. We would be here until Dec 28th. I call this our “Maintenance” time. We have doctors appointments, camper maintenance, truck maintenance, etc. It was also a good time to spend with family over Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Then on Dec 11th, as many of may know, the tornadoes hit our town of Bowling Green KY. It was really bad, the worst ever for our City. Rene’e and I volunteered at our Church packing food for family’s and workers. The town came together and helped each other but it will be several years before things look normal again. Here is a video I put together of our drive to our Church, just one small area of town and not the hardest hit.

We left Bowling Green on Dec 28th making our way to Gulf Shores Alabama with two stops along the way. Checkout our 2022 blog section later on for these updates and more.

Have a great 2022!!