2019 North Carolina Mountains Again travel blog

Corbin, KY - Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort - site 202

Corbin, KY - Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort - site 202, another view

Corbin, KY - Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort - site 202, an another

Corbin, KY - Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort - site 202, and still...

Waynesville, NC to Corbin, KY - our route - 168 miles

Waynesville, NC to Corbin, KY 1 - As we start over the...

Waynesville, NC to Corbin, KY 2 - a pretty drive and not...

Waynesville, NC to Corbin, KY 3 - getting out of the mountains...

Waynesville, NC to Corbin, KY 4 - an oldie but goodie as...

Waynesville, NC to Corbin, KY 5 - a major traffic jam as...

Waynesville, NC to Corbin, KY 6 - some of the mountains in...

Waynesville, NC to Corbin, KY 7 - Lots of traffic and most...

Waynesville, NC to Corbin, KY 8 - and the usual construction congestion,...

Waynesville, NC to Corbin, KY 9

Waynesville, NC to Corbin, KY 10 - a large cross near the...

Waynesville, NC to Corbin, KY 11 - as we enter Kentucky and...

The Cumberland River as it approaches the falls

Cumberland Falls from the upper level

A liitle closer to show the rainbow, it has a "moonbow" under...

Cumberland Falls, also called "little Niagara," from the lower river level

a little closer

The Cumberland River outflow from the falls

The original Colonel Sanders in Corbin, KY, precursor to the KFC brand


Our trip from Waynesville, NC to Corbin, KY took a little over three hours and covered 168 miles. We took I-40 west over the Smokies to Knoxville; I-640 around Knoxville to I-75 and then north to Kentucky. Traffic was pretty heavy for the Sunday before Memorial Day weekend and we encountered a couple of serious slow ups on I-75 getting out of Tennessee.

We are staying at the Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort , also known as the Falls Creek Cabins and Campground. We have a long, level, graveled pull-through with 50 amp full hookups. The site also has a BBQ grill (charcoal), picnic table and fire ring. It doesn't have any cell service by Verizon or AT&T but thankfully does have WiFi which, while slow, does suffice for us. There are all kinds of amenities such as snack shop, country store, small lake, kayak trips and even a zip line all of which we will abstain from using! The campground is located on the road to the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and about six miles from it.

While here we did make the trip to the Cumberland Falls and it was magnificent! Lots of water coming across this time of year creating a great experience. Doris was even able to access the upper level where she could use her walker to navigate the sidewalks and viewing area. The lower level required 51 steps down and then back up so she left those to me. The resort itself offers quite a bit including camping, horseback riding, a large pool, lodge, restaurant and much more.

After return from the falls we went in to Corbin to go to Doris; favorite - Long John Silvers - where she ate CHICKEN. We also drove by the site of the original Colonel Sanders Cafe and Museum where KFC got its start.

We head out tomorrow for a three-night stay near Georgetown, KY from which we will visit the Ark Encounter a few miles north near Williamstown, KY.

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