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2014 Barbourville Wagon Train

The 2014 version of the Barbourville wagon train got underway on Sunday, October 5 from Renfro Valley following the completion of the annual Kentucky Trail Blazer's wagon train. The group was composed mainly of Trail Blazers from the wagon train that had ridden over from Shelbyville the prior week along with a couple of additional wagons. The wagons were scheduled to ride on Sunday and Monday and then to lay over on Tuesday at Levi Jackson State Park near London, Kentucky. We were then scheduled to leave London on Wednesday and proceed on to Barbourville to wait a couple of days for the big Daniel Boone Festival Parade on Saturday. Anyway, Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day to ride with sunshine and cool temperatures. It started to rain overnight and then proceeded to storm on and on throughout the day on Monday, Monday night and into the day on Tuesday. There were even periods of hail accompanying the rain. Needless to say, I didn't take nearly as many photos as I normally would on those days, but I still managed to get moisture into one of my camera lenses. One of the interesting things that happened on Tuesday while at the park was that Bubby Waldridge decided to shorten the running gear on his wagon and cut about 3 feet out of his wagon bed. By Wednesday morning, Bubby's wagon was ready and the rain had stopped. As soon as the fog burned off, the sun came out and we headed down the main highway which was somewhat nerve racking, but we got to our camp spot on the elementary school grounds in Barbourville late Wednesday afternoon with no problems . Due to the amount of rain that week, the grounds were very soggy. Thursday and Friday were layover days and the rains started again mid-day Thursday. Since the forecast was for more rain Friday and also on Saturday, I decided to pull out Thursday afternoon and return home. For this reason I have no photos of the Saturday parade, but I hope you enjoy the photos I do have of the ride from Renfro Vally to Barbourville.


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Tuesday 10/07 - Thursday 10/09

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