Kentucky: Brother Time with Larry

My middle brother, Larry, lives in Kentucky (our 7th state) and conveniently he was on our path East. What a great family reunion.


This was our first trip to the Blue Grass State and it was really a neat place to visit.
Larry and his wife, Lisa, spend their summer running the restaurant at this very cool marina on Lake Cumberland. It was neat for me to see it since I've heard so many great stories about it.

Here's Lisa in her restaurant after making us an awesome lunch.
We did a whole lot of front porch sitting and reconnecting. It had been too long.
Lake Cumberland is a man-made reservoir and ranks 9th largest in the U.S. In 1950, local Bruce Sloan set his sights on winning what was deemed the most valuable U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concessions on Lake Cumberland. A sportsman and a businessman in the stone and timber trade, Sloan had a vision for the property that would make it “more than a fishing camp."
After winning the bid, he went to work on building Grider Hill’s lodge using elements of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s style and philosophy, mining stone and cutting timber from his own land. Recognizing the beauty and recreational value of the sparkling waters of Lake Cumberland, Sloan added a restaurant and cottages and docks, making sure that all were within walking distance of each other. Grider Hill Dock and Indian Creek Lodge & Restaurant opened to the public in 1951, under the management of Sloan and his family.
Lisa arranged a room for us at the lodge. For those who are in the know, the bedding in our hotel room is the exact same bedding in our Lake Tahoe home. What a comforting coincidence. This was a really great day of connecting with Larry and meeting his family. And a perfect stop for me!

"There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family.
Or more happy. Or more exasperated.
Or more… secure.”
– Jim Butcher

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2 comments:

Cyndy Brown said...

How nice for you to have made the visit to your brothers. I'm sure they were glad too!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you came

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