Making the Most of the Weekend

I have come to appreciate that every installation is exactly what you make of it.  And while moving from the city to a place much more rural, there certainly isn’t a lack of activities for this wintry President’s Day weekend.  I couldn’t be more excited that a good friend, and head cheerleader for this blog, is coming to see me.  So in good hostess form, I have set out to plan a fun packed weekend.  And while it took some time to find different things to do, I was pleasantly surprised by the results. Of course I will give you a full review of each event in some upcoming post.

Now here is the line-up:

Saturday, 15 February 2014

  • 152nd Anniversary of the Surrender of Clarksville is hosted by the Clarksville Park and Recreation Department at Fort Defiance.  There is supposed to be living history and musket firing demonstrations.  I have provided a link that includes the most complete information on this event that I could find.  Unfortunately the flyer states to check out the Fort Defiance webpage for more information and at the time I wrote this there was no further information provided. (see post here)
  • MB Roland Distillery Isn’t there a saying out there that goes something like “when in Rome…”?  Well when in Kentucky you must try out some bourbon, whiskey and shine.  And this distillery, right outside of Fort Campbell, looks like the place to do just that. (see post here)
  • Meet the Artist – Mardi Gras Wine and Food Tasting I almost didn’t get to include this.  I literally just called Canyon Road Steakhouse and Beer Garden to get reservations (two weeks out) and I snagged up the last two seats.  They are being super accommodating.  Their “Meet the Artist – Wine and Food Tasting” event occurs monthly.  Follow them on Facebook for the most up to date information and book your reservations early! (see post here)

Sunday, 16 February 2014

The look I get when I am on the computer.

Someone is excited about walking around Clarksville Base.

  • Mammoth Cave National Park  The website is very informative and user friendly.  Best part, once you select the cave tour you want to go on you can make your reservations online.  No worrying about if there will be space on the tour that best fits your schedule.  We are planning an early morning tour so that we can spend the rest of the day exploring the park outside of the cave. (see post here)

Monday, 17 February 2014

  • Miss Lucille’s Market Place the best place for treasure hunting.  Filled with local vendors selling estate finds and handmade crafts, it’s a great place to find something unusual.  I rarely walk out of there without buying something.  Their cafe has been a wonderful addition and new hours make this a perfect way to end a long weekend. (see post here)
  • Clarksville Base What was the Navy doing right outside of Fort Campbell?  Nuclear warheads?  The Cold War involvement.  Capping off the weekend taking a walk through some of the more classified (now unclassified) parts of Fort Campbell’s history.

Check out this interactive map to see each location.


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