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Dec 5, 2012 - Day 24 - Harrodsburg, KY

What a great way to end a great trip! We drove throught the Smokey Mountains to Harrodsburg, Kentucky near Lexington. On the way, we stopped at the Lodge Cast Iron Cookward Outlet Store and bought a flat lid for our Dutch Oven so we can put coals on top of it when we cook over a campfire. Right next door was the Coleman Outlet Store so we went in and bought an LED lantern on sale. We checked into Shaker Village and were assigned the 1st floor room in a building built in 1811. Our room is so interesting with a non-working fireplace. The...

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Sep 19, 2012 - A Perfect September Day

I am glad we are traveling in September because when the weather is at its best, this is a perfect time of the year to go sightseeing. We are having pefect weather that makes our surroundings extraordinarily beautiful. The campgrounds are much less crowded and the temperatures are such a relief from this past summer. We had a busy day. First we drove to Perryville Battlefield. Yes, we visited another Civil War battlefield. This was only the second one on this trip but the eleventh since we've been traveling in a motorhome. The Union...

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Sep 18, 2012 - Kentucky Bluegrass Country

We are now in Kentucky and not far from Lexington. We arrived at our campground about 3 p.m. and relaxed for a while before driving to the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill for dinner. The Shakers were this country’s largest and best-known communal society. They are known for the furniture they made and for their simple lifestyle. There are no Shakers living today. They were celibate so didn’t grow by births in their community and apparently their religion and lifestyle became unattractive to outsiders. Fortunately the attractive buildings...

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Aug 27, 2009 - Harmony Hills Shaker Village

Shaker Village at Harmony Hills, Monday, Aug 24, 2009 We arose early Monday morning and headed out toward Harrodsburg, Kentucky, a drive through the country of about sixty miles, to visit the Shaker Village at Harmony Hills. We had read about the Shakers and this village founded by them in a brochure describing the places of interest around Kentucky and decided we would like to learn a little more about them, their beliefs and how they lived. Shakers were called such at first with disdain, by outsiders, because of their violent shaking and...

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May 15, 2008 - Harrodsburg, Kentucky

We are about 30 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky. We always seem to find at least one campground per year that is ‘off the grid’, and this is one of them. We have no cell phone service, no local tv, and no internet. The nearest services for these things is about 11 miles away in Harrodsburg. But our satellite tv works, and though we are very isolated from the world, this may be the most picturesque place we’ve ever stayed. This campground (with marina) is about 5 miles down on a state road that is single lane. Not single lane in each...

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Mar 7, 2006 - Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Today we visited the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Nestled in 2900 acres of rolling bluegrass near Lexington Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a National Historic Landmark of a restored 19th century community chronicling the peaceful, practical and innovative Shaker life. The site gives insight into one of America’s most successful communal religious societies. Racial and sexual equality and conservation of resources were a part of established Shaker principles. As celibacy was a guiding principle couples joining the community lived...

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