|Our Hotel --- Owned by the University of the Cumberlands|
|The Hotel Houses a Fantastic Taxidermy Museum---an Unexpected Treat|
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We broke out a cold bottle of Chablis that I had secreted away in our little cooler that accompanies us everywhere on our treks, and gently sipped the nectar. Ahhhh.
|It is a Christian University. I Love it!|
Too tired for eating out, we walked next door to our hotel and got take-out from McDonalds---a healthy salad for Cindy and a artery-bustin' cheeseburger and fries for moi. Dang, it was good. I slept like the dead.
The room coffee was too weak to drink, so we got some stronger stuff at a joint down the road---couldn't find a Starbucks.
Then, our adventure began anew. We drove around the town of Williamsburg. I like this little burg!
|I Even Have a Funeral Home Named After Me!|
The center of the town is the beautiful college---The University of the Cumberlands. It looks like a great center of higher learning.
After driving around town, we repaired back to our hotel, where we wanted to see a museum that was housed inside.
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It is billed as a "taxidermy museum". I figured it would be some small---possibly hokey---two minute tour thingie. WRONG!
The admission charge was (are you ready for this?) nothing. No kiddin'. Well, I thought, we're probably gonna get what we paid for....
But wow!---this place was great!
It was filled with animals of every hue and genus. Professionally presented. And what a large collection!---yes, lions, tigers and bears...and birds...and fish...and you name it, they had it.
We stayed about an hour and were really impressed. The funny part is that the university and the hotel do not even advertise its existence. It's one of the little unexpected chestnuts of a spur-of-the-moment trip like ours.
From the museum, we headed to Corbin, Kentucky. Corbin is the original home of Colonel Sanders and his Kentucky Fried Chicken. The original location is present, and we toured the place. What a rags-to-riches story was the Colonel and his unique chicken!
|Cindy Loves the Colonel! Who Doesn't?|