We absolutely love visiting Lake Cumberland when we are in Kentucky. Mike and I will do short hikes, visit the waterfalls, or rent a boat and head out on the water. Last summer we took the twins' there for a couple of days after promising Flynn an epic fishing trip. Mike had him practicing fishing on the pond at the house first so he could teach him how to cast and reel in the line.
Mike goes fishing a few times a year and always goes out with Lance from Sasser's Guide Service so I was thrilled to finally meet Lance who I had heard so much about, and Mike knew that this would be the perfect way for Flynn to learn from a pro, and have a really great experience for his first fishing trip.
The only problem with our plan was that it was going to be an early morning out on the water with a 5 am start from Grider Hill Dock - which was a 3-hour drive from the house. There was no way we were going to have happy children at 5 am if I'd woken them at 2 am to start the drive, so we decided to stay at the Lake Cumberland Resort Cabins the night before, have dinner at the lodge, and then get an early night. Of course, with our last-minute booking, we took the last cabin available which only had one queen-size bed. So there was a quick trip to town to buy an air mattress and bedding and food for the following morning.