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Visiting Kentucky: Natural Bridge State Park

Visiting Kentucky: Natural Bridge State Park

Kentucky’s Natural Bridge State Park was one of our day ride detours while we were staying in the big k-y. Not far from the Nada Tunnel, it only seemed right to include it on our ride for the day.

Up, up and away in to the sky…

Chair lift to the top of Natural Bridge - Natural Bridge State Park - Kentucky

Chair lift to the top of Natural Bridge - Natural Bridge State Park - Kentucky

Kenny takes in the view from atop the bridge.

Looking down from the top of the natural bridhe - natural bridge state park Kentucky

Natural Bridge:

Kentucky's Natural Bridge - Natural Bridge State Park

Lucky me 🙂 A great bunch o’ guys.

Fuzzy and the guys on top of the Natural Bridge - Kentucky

Fuzzy and the guys Natural Bridge Kentucky

Visiting Kentucky: The Nada Tunnel

Visiting Kentucky: The Nada Tunnel

One of the things that I had on my to-do list on our trip to Kentucky was to take a ride through the Nada Tunnel. At only 12 feet tall and probably not many more feet wide, it felt a bit snug as you made your way through it.

Route 77 leading up to the tunnel was a nice little sidewinder that wriggled through the lush greenery.

Route 77 towards Nada Tunnel - Kentucky

Route 77 towards Nada Tunnel - Kentucky

Fuzzygalore at the Nada Tunnel - Kentucky

Nada Tunnel Kentucky

Our gang at the mouth of the tunnel.

The gang at the Nada Tunnel in Kentucky

Sights from the Road: Kentucky Mail Pouch Tobacco Barn

Sights from the Road: Kentucky Mail Pouch Tobacco Barn

I don’t recall ever seeing a Mail Pouch Tobacco Barn in NY, but I guess the do exist. I love seeing them as we cruise through the south. There is something so distinctly American about them. I think I grinned at every single one I saw last week.

Mail Pouch Tobacco Barn on Route 32 near Morehead Kentucky

 

Visiting Kentucky: A Sunday Morning Stroll on the BMW R1150GS in the Daniel Boone National Forest

Visiting Kentucky: A Sunday Morning Stroll on the BMW R1150GS in the Daniel Boone National Forest

Last week we left home for points west, heading off to do some riding through the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky. My knowledge of the state was and still is pretty limited. I knew that it was not an affluent state, that it’s major forest offered lots of lovely mountains to ride and that there were probably more critters on the roadways than people. All of those things proved to be true.

On Sunday morning, while the gang was still sawing logs in their beds, I tiptoed out and stole the GS back from Kenny and went for a quick 60 mile loop to snap a few photos.

Daniel Boone National Forest Sign - Kentucky

rock walls in the Daniel Boone National Forest Kentucky

Rock Walls in Kentucky

That’s a whole lotta bull, right there!

Giant Bull Statue in Kentucky

Apparently it had been raining in Kentucky from what the local folks said, for about a month. There was extensive flooding all over. I’m not sure if that contributed to this rock slide, but I suppose it’s possible. Though the angle in this photo does not capture it well, the scale of the boulders was HUGE!

Rock slide in the Daniel Boone National Forest Kentucky

Foggy morning in the Daniel Boone National Forest

The GS in Salt Lick, Kentucky

The BMW GS and empty storefronts in Salt Lick, Kentucky

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