Monday, July 14, 2014

Part I - Pictures from Carter Caves State Park

We have had a fun and exhausting week at Carter Caves State Park near Olive Hill, Kentucky. It had been five years since we came to the Boggs Family Reunion and we were excited to be able to make it this year. It was great visiting with everyone, sitting around the campfire, preparing and sharing meals and getting to know some of our extended family better. Having most of my immediate family here too was icing on the cake.

It was a special treat to minister in three churches in the area while we were here as well. I have prayed for years that God would open up doors of opportunity for us among our families and he has answered that in a big way this week. The Boggs family has opened their hearts to us and welcomed us with open arms. I am very thankful to them and to God that orchestrated it all. I have a sneaking suspicion that God is not finished yet.

We only took a "few" hundred pictures the last several days. I will have to spread them out over the next few days so that I do not gum up the servers at Google. They will not all be in order but I will try insert some descriptions now and then so you know what you are seeing.

We plan to leave this area later this morning. It is about 360 miles to our next revival and we begin services tomorrow evening. Thanks for reading and God bless everyone of you.


Kelly Jo and I walked (Hiked might be too strong of a word) some of the beautiful trails in Carter Caves State Park. Very little of their trails are smooth, super easy or level so we took our time and enjoyed the view. Some days we walked by ourselves and other days we had various combinations of family members. The first day we walked to one of several natural bridges in the park.

The Smokey Natural Bridge. 

This is the same bridge with Kelly Jo standing below for scale. 

We were climbing the steep stairs to the top of the bridge when I bent over to move a limb from the steps. The other end of the limb was in a brush pile about 6 feet away. When I moved it I startled a doe that was also in the brush pile. She startled me too!

She ran about 25 feet away and Kelly Jo took a few pictures.

Kelly Jo cooking in the campground.

Mexican S'Mores

More hiking.

This is the much smaller Raven Natural Bridge from the top. 

And the Raven Bridge from the bottom. 

My brother Steve cooked some great steaks over the fire.

Friday night we had some singing at the campground. We had a great night.

Tune in tomorrow for more pictures from Carter Caves State Park.

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