Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Yup, Me and Daniel Boone

Here in Kentucky we like to go hiking at Christmas time. This year our first trek was to Pilot Knob, near Clay City Kentucky. This spot is famous because Daniel Boone climbed to the top when he first arrived in that area. That was his first view of the Bluegrass. The view from the top covers several hundred square miles. We could see buildings in the city we left about 30 miles away.

The hike to Pilot Knob is about 1.5 miles to the top. Most of the hike is climbing up. The temperature was below 30 most of the time. We were dressed warmly, but it was windy at the top where we stopped for lunch, which fortunately, consisted of hot chocolate. My heart was sure pounding hard on the hike up, but the return trip down made up for it.

Since I could see several cell phone towers, I called my friend Jerry to let him know where in the world I was today. On the way up we had some sleet falling, but on the way back to the car it turned to rain, which was unfortunate because the interstate overpasses started icing up causing multiple wrecks, none of which involved us.

We hiked to a very historic, beautiful spot and got home safely in bad weather. All in all a good day.

Merry Christmas!


Delirious said...

Merry Christmas! We love you all! And give our wishes to the Kentucky family too!

Nene said...

Sounds like fun! Merry Christmas! Tell everyone hello for me!

Amber said...

did you take any more pictures? you should post them if so! oh and Merry Christmas!!!