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Family Day @ “The Land Between the Lakes” August 2, 2008

Earlier in the week my husband discovered that we both had the day off on Thursday. Since we hardly ever have the same day off and he works every Saturday, Randy said “LET”S DO SOMETHING”!!!

That sounding so exciting…UNTIL…we had to decide how to spend our day. We both start surfing the net for “SOMETHING TO DO….WITHIN 150 MILES OR SO. I say hey how about St. Louis, Six Flags, Canoeing, or a Water Park.

Randy not much for water is like wellllll….How about “The Land Between the Lakes”.

I am not much for riding in the car looking for wildlife so I say “WHATEVER”!

Thursday arrives and we still have “NO CLUE” where we are going to spend our day…I didn’t even mention the boys putting in there 2 cents worth. It becomes total chaos.

We head out to pick Jessica (Cody’s Girlfriend) up, still not knowing which direction we are going in. I am totally stressed out. I can not handle chaos well at all. The guys are like lets just go and see where we land. Yeah right!!!! I am ready to say “GO HOME”.

Randy wins, mainly because I gave up and tell him to just plan the day. He then decided on “The Land Between the Lakes”. We all moan and groan. The day starts out with a two hour car drive with everyone complaining. You get the picture.

Our first stop inside The Land Between the Lakes  is the Homeplace. This is a working farm back in the early 1800’s where the workers dress in costumes of that time period and work the farm just like they did back then. This was a fun place. I love to read books during this time period or Amish so this was a treat to me. They also had farm animals you could pet. http://www.lbl.org/HPGate.html

Old Homeplace

Old Homeplace

We all had a ball roaming over the farm talking to the workers and learning about the early 1800’s. We also took lots of pictures and petted the animals. The only animals I didn’t like were the pigs….THEY STUNK.
You will have to check this place out if you are ever at “The Land Between the Lakes”.
After leaving the old homeplace we toured the Elk and Bisen. We then went and swam in the Kentucky Lake.
It was getting suppertime by now so we stopped at a BP and asked where we could find a good place to eat. The lady said Patti’s has the best 2″ inch pork chop you have ever eaten, but it is about a 40 minute drive in the opposite direction. We decide to go….
AND I AM SO GLAD WE DID….This was the HIGHLIGHT of our trip. You have to check this place out. AWESOME!!!!!
Patti’s 1880 Settlement is such a unique place with gardens, waterfalls, a wedding chapel, petting zoo, gift shops and the best food around. As they say a picture is work a thousand words so you will have to see for yourself.
The Wedding Chapel

The Wedding Chapel

A view of the gardens.
These pics do not do it justice. The food was so amazing. You will have to try the 2″ pork chop. You may have to share because it is alot of food. Check out. Patti’s Settlement. http://www.pattis-settlement.com/
I did have a little unexpected excitement when I needed to go to the restroom at the restaurant. I opened the door and this is what I saw…
Indian Joe

Indian Joe

I would definetly recommend this trip to anyone. The day was almost perfect…the only thing missing was Dustin and Kandace.
See Randy can plan a fun day. I will trust him next time. Yeah right.
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