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#89177 - 02/11/08 07:26 AM Re: Interesting article [Re: leadfoot]
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Loc: Indiana
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I agree with you, but I don't agree with your pitch below on Virginia Hiking. I live not far from that area and I have seen what your commercialism has done to the lake. The entire area is being torn apart to build large homes, the lake shoreline is being built up, and roads widened, shopping centers needing to support the economy. Yeah...get out and enjoy the outdoors before promoters like you destroy it.


...I was hoping that link was a typo. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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#89178 - 02/11/08 08:39 PM Re: Interesting article [Re: LaoTzu42]
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We're here in Lexington attending U.K. We've got our year pass to the Red River Gorge and are enjoying exploring it a weekend at a time, as we get a chance.
Actually, we're planning our wedding and are looking for just the right arch under which to hold it.

We are from Western Kentucky, about 10 minutes from Kentucky Lake and about 15 minutes from Land Between the Lakes. We had lots of places so close by there, but here at school it's a bit harder to get away. Still, the desire is there, and it's a goal to get out of the urban setting as soon as possible. We miss seeing the stars at night!


Unfortunately I don't know Western Ky that well. My wife's grandfather used to have a cabin on Nolan Lake if you know where that is.

I know Lexington well. A cousin of mine is a sophomore at UK. My family is originally from Owlsley County. 80 or so miles south-east from Lexington. (They've been there for almost 200 years.) Beautiful down there. Wish I could get down there more often.

Your wedding idea sounds great! Wish I had thought about something like that when we got married.


Have to admit that I've got no idea where Nolan Lake is.

We are very excited about the wedding (as we should be, I suppose) <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
We're going to have a very small ceremony (10-15 guests) and I'm curious to see how many passer-thrus we get! I have to call the rangers tomorrow, but I have my doubts about being allowed to block off any areas that we might be interested in.
It'll be cheap and nature has already decorated for us!
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#89179 - 02/12/08 02:03 PM Re: Interesting article [Re: tinaanderson]
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There are a lot of people that would find that they love the outdoors if they got out and participated in some activity, whether it be hiking or something else. We have to teach our kids to get outside, be active and get the most out of life, rather than just sitting in front of a TV or computer screen for their entire life.


I got it Mugs............................................................Easy to say when you're a realtor who promotes the commercialization of an area; then does'nt have to live there when the taxes go up on the locals <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" /> keep your BUSINESS SPAM OFF OUR FORUM PLEASE!

It's folks like yourself who are the bain of backpackers everywhere. As soon as 'your area' gets enough houses/condos up there is a very short time before the 'no trespassing' signs go up <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" /> Yuppie Nimby is what you type are! Spoil everyone else's Natural areas by selling off 'lots' then YOU take your family somewhere it's not yet ruined by the likes of yourselves! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

I can't help it, it peeves me to watch locals get pushed out by higher tax bases brought on by overzealous realtor types. Just ask the folks up in Berlin ME what's going on <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />

You did'nt even take the time to fill in your profile how odd? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />


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