Hey everyone! How’s it going? Eric and I are doing great. We were lucky enough to take a mini vacation to Dale Hollow Lake, one of our favorite spots, this past week to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. Let me tell you, we had a blast for the short time we were there. We left on Sunday and were back on Tuesday.
The scenery driving through Kentucky is just gorgeous! Since we live in Indiana our drives are normally pretty flat with lots of corn and soybean fields, so being in the hills of Kentucky is a treat for long road trips.
Of course, I wore my own makes the entire time we were there! Also, that tent behind us was a gift for our wedding 8 years ago that had never been used. I am so glad we finally got to break it in and I cannot wait to go camping again with a few bits of glamping added in.
Monday, we decided we would hike the 2 miles from our campsite down to the marina. I forgot my tennis shoes, so I footed it in my sandals. Probably not the wisest decision I have ever made, but the walk was well worth it. Next time I will remember them and we can go on other hikes, like the waterfall at Sulpher Creek.
I think I made Eric stop about every half mile so I could take some pictures. I didn’t bring my camera, just my phone. Lately, my phone has been taking far superior photos anyways.
Once we made it to the marina an hour later, we had to wait around for the rest of our small group (Eric’s dad and a family friend) to wake up and meet us. While waiting I spotted this moth and was able to get super close to take this picture. I love the coloring and the patterning. I am feeling very inspired to make a jumpsuit out of a fabric that is similar. What do you guys think? Let me know of any fabrics if you spot them.
Eventually, we made it out on the water where we spent most of the day. Dale Hollow Lake is a 27,000 acre reservoir on the border of Kentucky and Tennessee with some of the most gorgeous relaxing views you will ever see. With it being a Monday the lake was not overcrowded making it relatively calm waters.
I am not one who likes to swim in lakes, because I cannot see to the bottom. Once, when I was a kid, I had a leach that stuck to the bottom of my foot after getting out of the lake that may have
something a lot to do with this. It takes a lot of coaxing to get me into the water, which is 84 feet deep at this point. Once I do get in I really do enjoy it though. Look at the color of that water! Talk about serene blue. I would like to say that my previously made swimsuit held up pretty well too.
The only new make that I brought was this previously unblogged version of McCall’s 6744. I made it before the trip from 1.25 yards of Girl Charlee Knit Fix fabric that I got from someone on Facebook. I left the dress/swimsuit cover up in my in-laws camper, so it may be a bit before I get it back to take full photos of.
We had to cut our trip a day short due to weather. We were checking out the lodge in the Dale Hollow State Park, after we got off the boat, when the tornado sirens started going off because a tornado touched down 7 miles north of us. We were shuffled down to the basement where we waited out the storm. The weather got pretty hinky out, which made us nervous about sleeping in our tent. We were surprised and relieved to find that our tent was still where we left it and there were only a handful of rain drops that got in, so we stuck it out for another night. The forecast for the next day was more storms, so we decided to pack up our tent that morning and head back.
All in all it was a great trip and we cannot wait to go back again. I have only been down a few times with Eric, but he spent a lot of time down here as a kid. This is definitely a spot we will be taking many family vacations to after we adopt.
What are some of your favorite vacation spots?
It sounds like a great trip! Except the two miles in sandals–you are brave! We had the best time camping at Mt Magazine in Arkansas for our 8th anniversary this past April.
Thanks, it definitely was! Mt Magazine sounds awesome too! We have never been there. We may have to check it out sometime.