We rendezvoused at Tennessee's Paris Landing State Park Friday, October 19, and stayed through Sunday, October 21. While there we stayed in two adjacent cabins, one of which is shown here.
As usual, the meals were terrific:
Bill applies a rub to the pork roast while talking with Bob and Lolly. That's a bottle of fruit juice in front of Bob. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the state park.
After Friday dinner, Maija prepared her fruit salad for Saturday's breakfast.
|Bob and Lolly Bower||Bob Zink in after dinner discussion|
Friday evening some would-be party crashers came to call.
On Saturday we visited nearby Fort Donelson, location of a crucial Northern victory early in the Civil War. The fort is on the Cumberland River and protected access to Nashville, Tennessee. Confederates had heavy artillery at the fort and used them to drive off an attack by Union ironclads. U.S. Grant's infantry soon was able to force the Confederates to surrender.
Gail, Julie, Bob and Lolly check the park map for the stops
on the narrated tour CD.
Bob Bower prepares to fire one of the cannons in the park
Bill, Maija and Gail read about the Confederate's cannons in the upper battery
A barge steaming up the river under the guns of the lower battery
just as the Union ironclads must have come
After a lot of sightseeing it is nice to relax on your deck with a cup or glass and snacks.
Where do we go next year? The covered bridge country in Parke County near Indiana's western border. To read about last year's visit to Mineral Point, Wisconsin, click here.
Updated: 19 Aug 2016