Sunday, July 10, 2016

Houseboat Trip: Part 3

Mid week we decided to head down to the famous 76 falls.  This is a popular destination on Lake Cumberland and one we knew we wanted to see.  It was about a 2 hour drive in our houseboat to get there, but we took our time, enjoyed the view and slowly found our way to the south end of the lake.  

The drive was totally worth it when this was our view!  

It was really gorgeous and the falls look pretty small in these pics, but when you swim up to them it is really amazing how big they are.  

We all took turns swimming under the falls and I just kept thinking what an amazing experience that was for the kids. Heck, it was an amazing experience for me!  It was a first for me and I'm sure the kids will be one of the few who can say they swam under a waterfall over summer break.  

It doesn't look like there is a lot of space between the waterfall and the rock wall behind it, but after swimming through we discovered that it was actually about 15 feet from the waterfall to the back wall so that gave us the grand idea to drive our boat behind the falls, but not before telling the kids they were about to get wet!  It was a crazy fun experience and something we will all remember forever! 

For several days we had this cove completely to ourselves.  It was so peaceful, the stars were gorgeous at night and the sound of the waterfall was amazing.  We also got to see our own private fireworks show over the lake!  It was the perfect way to end the evening. 

We still spent time out on the lake wake boarding and tubing and Hudson and Harper even gave it a try! A little more practice and they will be pros like Handley! 

We enjoyed this special spot for a few days and then as the weekend approached it turned into quite a party spot.  It was great people watching and just as the party was getting going it was time for our party to roll out and head home.  It was certainly a memorable vacation and one that we will be talking about for years to come.  

We were all pretty sad to have to say goodbye to our friends.  The girls had an especially hard time and were so sad.  They kept hugging and taking selfies together and asking me when we would see them again soon. Hoping it will be sooner than later!  We all had a wonderful week and can't wait for our next adventure together! 

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