May 21 to Hindman, Ky – day 17

We had a good night sleep in the Gateway to the Breaks Motel and had a breakfast at the cafe across the street at 6:00 AM.

We saw plenty of coal trucks and great and courteous drivers. Not so much the dogs, but mt “Dazor” was busy keeping dogs away

On one particular hard and steep hill I was walking up. The road was blocked by a tractor / trail or rig that shouldn’t have been there. We were able to walk around the rig, and we had a traffic free walk up the rest of the hill. Finally, 45 minutes later as we approached the top, the traffic got through, and we rode down the hill.
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Towards the end of the day we stopped on the campus of the Alice Lloyd College near Hazard, Ky.

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We got to the Knot County Historical Society Campground after 70 miles and 5 major climbs of about 10k vertical.
Dave Smith met us at the top of the drive with a cold ice tea, and wanted to know our names and such. Then he offered us a shower,beer and a home made sundae. He was so cool as the power went off and the winds picked up and rained.
He has by far been the most gracious host I have encountered. The breakfast the next morning was on the table at 6:00 am and was beautiful.

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But no rain during our sleep.
I will upload pictures later the WiFi is busy

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This shows a hill top being removed in the distance by the coal folks.
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What are these stars on the sides of houses?

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The hostel in terraced down the yard- wouldn’t you think. This is the time I recall Dave from New Zealand being with us.20130524-221610.jpg

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