Friday, June 5, 2009
friday's frontier fact
This Sunday is Boone Day - a Kentucky tradition since 1897. It commemorates June 7, 1769 when Daniel Boone looked out across the Cumberland Gap into the land that was to become Kentucky. The photo above is one of my favorite places just outside of Berea, Kentucky. I grew up knowing it as Big Hill or The Pinnacle. Actually there are two lookouts or pinnacles here and this is the view. I love the hike up to it and yes, it's in The Frontiersman's Daughter. Boone's footprints, so to speak, are all over this beautiful place.
The Kentucky Historical Society is hosting a picnic on Sunday and here is the mouth-watering menu:
Spinach Salad, Country Ham and Biscuits, Cheese Grits, Fried Chicken, Hash Brown Casserole, Marinated Asparagus, Seasonal Fruit Tray, Strawberry Shortcake, Iced Tea and Lemonade.
I'm a proud member of the Kentucky Historical Society but can't attend the festivities so I urge you to go in my place, eat enough for 2, and soak up some history! Only 56 more days till The Frontiersman's Daughter is on shelves.
Have a memorable weekend!