The Cumberland River was impounded in the 1960s and a canal was constructed between Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, Land Between The Lakes (LBL) became the largest inland peninsula in the United States boasting 170,000 acres and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline.
Reminiscent of lazy days on the lake where he grew up and not a Colts fan, Bryan felt like a wild animal shot down taken into captivity. He was not sorry leaving the big city behind to embark on better opportunities for his family in the Bluegrass state.
Surrounded by the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, and Cumberland rivers with Kentucky and Barkley lakes just due east; big city lovin’ stay-at-home- mom, Jennifer was not so keen on the idea of giving up Super Target and Whole Foods for a Walmart and rural isolation. She reluctantly kissed the Circle City goodbye and traded it for the southwestern land region of Kentucky known as the Jackson Purchase.
Follow this blog and learn about life for the C family as they explore the peninsula and beyond.
" A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty."
"All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted".- Saint Teresa of Avila
" The stone should be mostly flat, about the size of the palm of your hand and about the weight of a tennis ball. Triangular stones tend to skip best. Avoid circular stones. They’re less stable." -A Boy's Life Magazine
Throw out and down at the same time. A skipping stone is bouncing off the water, so give it plenty of downward force. Try throwing faster instead of harder — strength is not the key, quickness is. -A Boy's Life Magazine
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. -John Lubbock
C. Brothers A and H watching the waves
Bull Elk resting in the distance