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Carol Perkins: Day Trip to Nolin Lake
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By Carol Perkins
Another weekly outing took my mom and me to Nolin Lake. Having seen the signs along I-65 as long as I can remember, I wondered where they would take me. Coming from Elizabethtown, I would have gone through a community named Nolin, but I was coming from Edmonton.
My GPS took me to Cub Run via Munfordville. As I drove, I was positive, once again, I was being misled by that annoying navigation voice. Surely boaters don't wind along these narrow roads to the lake! On up upside of this journey was seeing new territory and going to Cub Run.
Back in the days, it was one of the places where our high school (Edmonton High School) played ball. I never knew where they went. There is an elementary school at Cub Run, which seemed to be the center of the community. It reminded me of the days of Summer Shade and North Metcalfe Elementary schools.
I continued following the signs even though I was skeptical. It seems I went north to go south. Finally, after an hour or so of driving, I saw the entrance to the state park.
We drove for another few miles down that road until one of many campsites appeared on our left, the registration center following, and then the lake opened up before us.
We had arrived! Boaters zoomed across the lake and families floated on pontoons. We drove around to the beach area where families were enjoying the water or sitting under umbrellas or tents in their lawn chairs and with coolers. They were enjoying distancing and the calm of the water. It was a lazy Sunday afternoon at Nolin Lake.
We sat in the car overlooking the beach and the picnic area for a while and then took a different route home, crossing over Nolin Dam on one side and the spillway on the other where many people were fishing and hiking. Then we went through Mammoth Cave National Park and on to Cave City and then home. As for distance, I didn't find much difference. As for the sights along the way, nothing too much different than going through Cub Run. I concluded that getting to Nolin Lake was not a smooth journey but provided many new sights. We were in "fresh" territory.
Normally, we would have ended our outing at the Cracker Barrel or some other of our favorites. We are both in the "danger" zones, so we drive through and take our dinners home.
I'm not sure where our next drive will take us. I'm constantly learning from others about good "day" trips that don't take hours to find. By the time we got home from the Nolin Lake trip, we were worn out! If we had had a houseboat, we would have spent the night!
The virus has led us to find Kentucky treasures. For you have never been to Metcalfe County, we have a few of our own. Have you ever been to the "Cut"? That's another good trip.
Carol's most recent book, based on a true story, The Case of the Missing Ring, is available through Amazon, both paperback and ebook. You can contact her at email@example.com.
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