Day 2, Traveler’s Rest, Kentucky April 4th

Day Two, 329 miles today, 602 miles total. Today, we passed over the Great Smokey Mountains through Tennessee into Kentucky to visit my great…grandfather’s original Traveler’s Rest homeplace including the original summer kitchen from 1786 and the family cemetery. Isaac Shelby (whom our youngest daughter, Shelby, is named after) was the 1st & 5th Governor of Kentucky & one of the hero’s of the Revolutionary War &  the War of 1812,  receiving the Congressional Gold  Medal of Honor. Counties in nine states and towns in 11 states have been named in his honor. The residence & estate are now in the care of Roseann & David Downey,  Roseann was gracious to give us a personal tour complete with hot tea & cheesecake. After this memorable afternoon, we proceeded to the Kentucky Horse Park Campground in Lexington. m, b & t

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