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Great camping and kayaking weekend!

we went to the breaks interstate park, called the grand canyon of the south. it was indeed gorgeous in the fall, and we can't wait to go back this weekend! i took a few (hundred) too many photos of course. allen kayaked russell fork with the oac and had a great time in the water. the kids and i enjoyed numerous short hikes and the beautiful views of the canyon. the second day we got to watch allen kayak a little too.
we had a bear visit the campground! that was exciting, but a little scary. we were sure glad to be sleeping in a camper that night instead of a tent! we also saw lots of deer, squirrels, chipmunks, etc. though the bear was by far the favorite!
this was a great park, with views of kentucky and virginia, many overlooks with breathtaking views, great long and short hikes, a lodge with so-so food but a wonderful view of the canyon, a very cool train tunnel through the mountain, lots of wildlife, and even a playground to keep the kids busy in between all that!