|On the Virginia-Kentucky border at Cumberland Gap National Park.|
For our study of Kentucky, we were able to take a trip to Cumberland Gap, Kentucky.
|" The Cumberland Gap Tunnel is a 4-lane twin-bore mountain tunnel that is 4,600 feet long, and it carries US-25E under Cumberland Gap between Tennessee and Kentucky and it was completed in October 1996 at a cost of $280 million."|
One of the postcards for our album page is of the tunnel on the Cumberland Gap parkway. Katie, in particular, loved going through the tunnel cut in the mountain.
|"At an elevation of 2.440 feet, the Pinnacle Overlook, offers a gorgeous view into three states -Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. A winding four-mile road leads from the park visitor center to the viewing platform."|
The other postcard is that of Cumberland Gap National Park, featuring the Pinnacle Overlook.
We went up to Pinnacle Overlook (elevation 2,440 feet) for a spectacular view into Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee.
At home, we colored a map of Kentucky...
|We used beeswax crayons for the map this time, giving it deep, bright color.|
and read about the state.
Living now in the area of the country where Bluegrass music is prevalent, I am sure the boys will be hearing some this summer.
|photo and recipe from this Squidoo Lens|
For our Kentucky meal, we made Daniel Boone fried chicken with chicken gravy.
|Our Kentucky pages. |
We used a map from a Cumberland Gap brochure as a background on one of the pages.