Our 32nd anniversary was the 15th, we went into Nashville to the Grand Ole Opry. That was very interesting, we did not know what to expect and it turned out to be quite entertaining. The area that we are in in called Land between the Lakes, LBL. It is a national recreation area, that is between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, consisting of 170,000 acre peninsula of play land. There is hiking, biking, camping, hunting, fishing, environmental education center, Elk and Bison Prairie, Planetarium, and the list goes on. We went to the planetarium and the Bison and Elk Prairie. Here's what I learned today, a Bison can run up to 35 miles per hour and can weigh approx 2,000 lbs. A grown elk weighs approx 800 lbs and it's antlers grow up to one inch a day in the summer.
Paducah is the big town that is relatively close to the marina, we went in for dinner and also walked around the waterfront. The town is in the process of revamping the water front, as of now they do not have any marinas or docks for the boaters. The sea wall has some interesting murals along the water. In 1937 Paducah had a flood that lasted for almost 30 days and put 90% of Paducah underwater.
Today is our last day at this marina, we head back to the Tennessee river tomorrow morning. We have enjoyed our week here, but I am anxious to get further south, the weather has been cool, 55 during day and we hit 34 at night, plus it has been cloudy and rainy. I know that doesn't come close to Ohio weather, but it's still on the cold side for being on the water.