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    CRACKER BARREL: FAMILY RESTAURANT

    by LoriPori Updated Jan 26, 2007

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    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2007
    We had a wonderful get-together with Johan and Wies and their friends at the CRACKER BARRELL in Somerset. There were eight of us all together. The Cracker Barrel is a wonderful restaurant serving home style dinners. It's family friendly and also features a gift shop, "Old Country Store" with country crafts, as you walk in.
    The staff are always friendly, from the hostess that seats you at your table to the waitress who will be serving you.

    Favorite Dish: I had the chicken tenders, which included four good-sized chicken fingers, with a dipping sauce. I also had a side of cole slaw and chunky applesauce.

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    BOB EVANS: FAMILY RESTAURANT

    by LoriPori Written Jan 25, 2007

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    Once again Hans and I had a wonderful meal at the Somerset BOB EVANS. I love their Senior's Menu - a good selection, great prices and smaller portions but always more than enough. This time Hans ordered the roast beef dinner for $6.29, which included tender slices of roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a garden salad. I had the Spaghetti dinner. The sauce was wonderful. My dinner also came with garden salad and rolls for $5.99. Can't beat it! Our waitress was a delight with her charming Kentucky drawl, "Y'all come back now ya hear!"

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    NATURAL ARCH

    by LoriPori Written Jan 25, 2007

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    Located in the Daniel Boone National Forest and towering above a forest woodland, the 50 by 9 foot NATURAL ARCH was formed by the erosion of wind, water and ice, that cut away the soft sandstone and left a hard rock cap that arches dramatically across the sky.
    The arch's surrounding 945 acres were once home to prehistoric groups and later the hunting grounds of the Cherokee Indians.
    Panoramic View Trail ( 0.55 miles ) begins at the parking lot, terminating at a scenic overlook.
    Directions: Take US 27 south from Somerset for 21 miles, turn right (west) on Ky 927 and follow signs for 4 miles.
    It was absolutely worth the little detour.

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    LAUREL RIVER DAM

    by LoriPori Written Jan 25, 2007

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    Construction of the LAUREL RIVER DAMbegan in 1964.The dam created a 5600 acre lake, which provides hydroelectric power, a safe supply of drinking water for local communities and recreation opportunities for the public. The dam's power plant was completed and began producing electicity in 1977.
    The Lake was unbelievably bright blue, especially with the brilliant blue sky.

    Laurel Lake
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    CUMBERLAND FALLS STATE RESORT PARK

    by LoriPori Updated Jan 24, 2007

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    Hans and I, along with Johan (Johanl) and his lovely wife Wies, spent the day together and part of our day was visiting CUMBERLAND FALLS STATE RESORT PARK which is located on Highway 90, southeast of Somerset and 20 miles southwest of Corbin.
    Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Known as the "Niagara of the South", the waterfall forms a 125-foot wide curtain that plunges 60 feet into the gorge below. The mist of Cumberland Falls creates the magic of the moonbow, only visible on a clear night during a full moon. Though there was a full moon during the time we were there, we would have had to venture there late in the evening to witness this phenomenon which appears nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere. Though we didn't get to see the moonbow, nature did have a little treat for us in that there was a lovely rainbow over the mist while we were there and although it was the beginning of January, the temps were in the mid 60's and it was a bright, beautiful sunny day.

    Cumberland Falls Rainbow over the Falls
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    MOONBOW

    by LoriPori Updated Sep 5, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Also known as a lunar rainbow, a MOONBOW is a rainbow that occurs at night. Few places in the world feature this phenomenon, besides Kentucky's Cumberland Falls. Moonbows can be seen in Waimea Hawaii and Africa's Victoria Falls on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
    The following explanation is courtesy of "The Weather Doctor"
    "Moonbows formed as daylight rainbows do — except they arise from moonlight. When the moonlight strikes drops of falling rain in the sky opposite the moon, they are reflected and refracted within the raindrop, which acts like a prism and separates the moonlight into the rainbow spectrum.

    Because moonlight is reflected sunlight, it has the same colour spectrum as sunlight. We see the moonbow as essentially colourless because human eyes do not perceive colours well at low-light levels. A camera, however, will catch the colours and produce a moonbow photo looking like a rainbow if properly exposed.

    Since moonlight is less brilliant than sunlight, about the only time you might see a moonbow is when the moon is full or nearly full. And, of course, you need rain to make a moonbow. Because they are faint, moonbows are often obscured by air and light pollution present around most cities. For these reasons — and since scattered showers are more common during the day — moonbows are not often seen."

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    TAKE A WALK ALONG MAIN STREET SOMERSET

    by LoriPori Written Jan 26, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Hans and I along with Johan and Wies, took a leisurely stroll along Main Street in Somerset.
    Among the nice buildings we saw was the Public Library which was once a U.S. Post Office and built in 1812. Another impressive structure was the First Baptist Church.
    This Unique Clock stood in the Square.
    The Somerset Pharmacy at 101 South Main Street, brought back memories of how the town was in the older days.

    The Public Library First Baptist Church Somerset Pharmacy Clock in Town Square
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    DR. J. M. PERKINS HOUSE

    by LoriPori Written Jan 26, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Elizabeth Perkins death in 1985 marked the end of over 130 years that Dr. J. M. Perkins and his descendants had lived in this 1851 house. Located on Main Street in downtown Somerset, this wonderful old house features a great wrap-around porch.

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