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Postcard-Geography Album: Kentucky, The Bluegrass State

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.


1 comment:

  1. I originally pushed for us to go through Kentucky on our trip East, but it didn't quite work for what we wanted to do. Besides the main thing I wanted to do in Kentucky was to go to the Kentucky HOrse park, which Princess would have been too young to ride the horses.

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