Monday, June 14, 2010

This "Gap" is not a store at the mall!


Cumberland Gap was the 1st gateway to the west. It is a "gap" at the juncture of Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky and part of the "Wilderness Trail". This route was used by American Indians and later explored and widened by Daniel Boone. Settlers used it for over 50 years as a way to reach Kentucky from the east. We thought it was a wonderful place to visit.

The boys at the "gap."

Rob and Andrew on the "Wilderness Trail"








The lobby at Pine Mountain Lodge.

4 comments:

The Miller Family said...

What a great place to visit! When we lived in Tennessee, I (accidentally) wound up taking the kids there. We really enjoyed it.

Katie

The Dischers said...

Looks like another adventure for the Stevens family! This visit is National Park number _________? That Andrew is really shooting up isn't he?

Bonnie said...

Kelly, what a nice side trip! We love the Cumberland Gap, although it has been decades since we have been there. Glad you got to go off in that direction. Beautifully diverse country we have, isn't it?

Mrs. Frodge

THE STRICKLEN FAMILY said...

What a wonderful adventure! Great pictures!!
I love that lobby :)

Molly