Saturday, April 2, 2016

Geocaching March 2016

Last month we visited some interesting caches on the Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky. The LBL is a great place to visit, with over 170,000 acres of forest, wetlands and open land that spreads through Kentucky and Tennessee.  It has over 300 miles of shoreline and over 500 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and camping. A lot of the caches are hidden near old cemeteries back in the woods.  Did I mention that some of them are way back in the woods?

Bethlehem North Cemetery cache had these nice iron entry fences that I always enjoy seeing.


I always make sure to walk around and check out the old headstones.  This one was for a Civil War veteran...


World War 1 veteran....

And this one for a Spanish American War soldier....


The cache was quite a hike thru the woods but dad and I found it with no problem....


The Eddyville Ferry cache was hidden at the former site of the Eddyville Ferry. ...



The Lady Cemetery cache was named for the Lady family.  The really interesting thing about this cemetery was the graves for the family slaves, along with a marker....


The cache was an easy find....





The graves of the slaves were all tucked away a little further down the hill, in a circle, with a marker commemorating the slaves....





13 comments:

  1. I think it's nice that you have this fun with your folks - neat old tombstones- I like old cemeteries too.

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    1. Some people think it's creepy but I really like them. So much history there.

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  2. Old cemeteries are always so interesting!

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    1. I totally agree. SO much history there.

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  3. Oh wow that is touching. Known to God got me.

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  4. Wow, I guess geocaching can take you pretty much anywhere! I get a little spooked walking around really old cemetaries but they are interesting. I like that Known to God....a great gravestone!

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  5. So many stories ... so few words.
    Glad the weather's warming up so y'all can resume your fun!

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    1. Oh yes, the geocaching has definitely stepped up.

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  6. Hi Kim,
    Looks like you had a great time in Kentucky and the weather was nice!
    There are so many beautiful head stones!
    Hugs, Kimberley

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    1. Yes, the weather was beautiful. Slightly warmer than Chicago. :-)

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  7. I love to explore old cemeteries and imagine what the stories those who buried there could tell.

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