With such a short summer, Fall Break has become a valuable time for families with students in the Sumner County school system. Between youth camp, mission trips, VBS and summer dance recital, a traditional summer vacation hasn’t been practical the last two summers for our family. So, last year we went to Washington D.C. for Fall Break and had a fabulous time. This year, we opted for a more laid back and economical vacation in eastern Kentucky with Beth’s family.
After a hectic few months of ministry and school, I’ve been able to relax this week in ways I haven’t in weeks. We’ve spent a lot of time lounging around, enjoying a much different pace of life for a few days.
There have been a few activities that are noteworthy:
– Natural Bridge State Park
We took a sky lift to a 600 ft. peak called Natural Bridge. The view was spectacular, but without railing on the cliffs, it was a bit unsettling.
There is no narrow spot, so you are never in danger. However, if you have kids with your there is never a time to relax.
– Breaks Interstate Park
The Breaks Interstate Park is on border of Kentucky and Virginia. It has been called “The Grand Canyon of the South.” It was a beautiful drive to the spot, and the prominent view from the park was spectacular! I took the picture above myself, as we arrived at dusk to see this view.
– Jenny Wiley Festival and 5K Run.
This weekend the Jenny Wiley Festival is taking place in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. We attended the fair, and enjoyed beautiful weather.
On Saturday, I participated in the 5K run that took a very pleasant route through the small mountain town. I started jogging regularly in August, so it was nice to see my progress by participating in this race.
It was the first 5K I had participated in 10 years, and my time was very comparable to my younger days of jogging.