Kentucky: The Journey Begins

Are we there yet? 

With a group of 20 including 16 young adults in their 20s/30s, logistics for travel definitely becomes an adventure in and of itself. Given various schedules, the team decided to split into two groups (one leavening early afternoon and one leaving after work) to make the trek into the mountains with our final destination being Whitley City, KY.  

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Group 1 (nicknamed the "potty bus" while Group 2 is the "party bus") left JFBC right at about 1 PM after being prayed over by Global Ministries. Those in this half of the group were excited and eager to get on the road.  

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Put your right foot in.... 

Put your right foot in.... 

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And we were off!

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What people may not realize is how fun van rides with a group of people can be! This group especially enjoyed opportunities to rock out and belt favorite songs in the company of great friends.  

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After only 2 potty breaks (not including ensuring everyone went before we left), we finally crossed the border into Kentucky! 

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Everyone was eager to check out the surrounds for what will be our home for the remainder of the long weekend.  

Clearly the lodge has some great views! 

Clearly the lodge has some great views! 

We even got our first trip experience with the wildlife! 

"William Herbert Morrison" decided to be a bad boy and not corporate for the picture.  

"William Herbert Morrison" decided to be a bad boy and not corporate for the picture.  

Not only did we see a groundhog, but while attempting to hike to the falls to see the moonbow, there was a bear sighting.  

Though prepared with bear spray and singing in hopes of scaring any bears away, the group decided it would be best to not engage.  "We went from singing Selena Gomez to Amazing Grace."

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We also learned how important it is to read all signs before deciding to hike into the woods.  

Please note: no young adults were actually harmed while discovering the importance of signage.  

Please note: no young adults were actually harmed while discovering the importance of signage.  

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After avoiding an encounter with a bear, Group 1 made it out to Cumberland Falls to experience the only moonbow on the Western Hemisphere.  

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Potty breaks, sing alongs, and bears...oh my! 

What a way to start our trip in Kentucky.   

Stayed tuned for more adventures from Whitley City, KY!