Sunday, October 21, 2007

Good news!

Mae Dean's current location in Kentucky provides Internet access that she didn't have last summer in Wyoming. This has allowed her to begin blogging and sharing firsthand travel stories that Carla never could. Experience more personal virtual-travels with Wendell and Mae Dean at:


Expect her blog to include new bells and whistles as her on-the-blog training progresses.


Readers can also expect updated posts on this travelblog now that Mae Dean's learning more eblogger how-to's. Expect blog entries to begin referring to we and us.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dam tourists

WHEN? Tuesday · October 16

WHERE? Jamestown, Kentucky · find us on the map

Working at the hatchery has given us the opportunity to learn it from the inside out, and boy is there lots to learn. Read about today's lesson as taught by Wolf Creek's dam experts:

The Best Dam Tour We've Ever Had

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Wolf Creek Bike Week?

WHEN? Sunday · October 14

WHERE? Jamestown, Kentucky · find us on the map

Today's hatchery visitors were reminiscent of August at Devils Tower — on a much smaller scale and with no official Incident Action Plan to follow. Since today's bikers were well behaved, no incidents occurred to warrant one. Whew!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Kentucky's coal heritage

WHEN? Tuesday · October 9

WHERE? Stearns, Kentucky · find us on the map

The company store that Tennessee Ernie Ford sang aboutUndersized simulation of an old coal-burning train engineAutumn scenery in Stearns
Read all about Mae Dean and Wendell's ride along Big South Fork Scenic Railway:

Ridin' the Rails

Friday, October 5, 2007

Birth of a leader

WHEN? Friday · October 5

WHERE? LaRue County, Kentucky · find us on the map

Last night's accomodations: Comfort Inn · Cave City, Kentucky

After an early breakfast-and-goodbyes with Jerry and Ella, we could hardly wait to see more of this remarkable state. Our next destination was only a one-hour drive away - the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site:

Humble beginnings...Presidential parentsPosing with the presidentCentsible wall in the Visitor Center museum

See more Lincoln Birthplace photos on flickr

LIVING ... MAEDEANS STYLE: Humble Beginnings

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Special guests

WHEN? Thursday · October 4 · (today's second post)

WHERE? Bowling Green, Kentucky · find us on the map

Looky who stopped to spend time with Mae Dean and Wendell while traveling through Kentucky:


Rolling into Bowling Green

WHEN? Thursday · October 4 · (today's first post)

WHERE? Bowling Green, Kentucky · find us on the map

With time to kill before meeting relatives for lunch, we stumbled upon the recently-opened Historic L&N Depot Railpark and Train Museum.

See Mae Dean's Historic Railpark photos on flickr

The simulation choo-choo Scale model Sweet pullman! The little red caboose

See more Bowling Green train museum photos on flickr