Coolest T-Shirt in the History of T-Shirts: Kentucky Tee at the Hitching Post
Ever see something and think, “That just may be the coolest thing of all time?” That’s the feeling I had recently when I saw these gorgeous new Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley T-Shirts at The Hitching Post in Aurora, KY . This iconic Kentucky Lake Shop and Old Country Store is one of the places we hit each and every time we’re in the Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes area.
Like catfish for supper, it’s a given that we’ll be found browsing, shopping, talking with the insanely FRIENDLY workers and owner, and (of course) sampling and buying their homemade fudge.
Each Color is a Knock Out
On our last trip (about a week ago), I was browsing through the Kentucky Lake/Lake Barkley t-shrits for a new one this season and found the ones shown here. I fell in love with them instantly and was trying to decide on a color when… all of a sudden… my eyes zeroed in on one of the “landmarks” mentioned on the back. I saw Genuine Kentucky.com and excitedly said (out loud of course like all crazy people do), “That’s me!”
My brain said, “Pick a color, nothing, I’m buying three of each color!” To which, my billfold said, “Slow your roll, big shot, and pick a color.”
Although each color was gorgeous, I decided to go with the pink first. I can always go back for the others, but my girly girl brain says, When in doubt, go with pink.
The Pink T-Shirt I Gave a Good Home To
Each member of my family here in Owensboro has vowed to visit The Hitching Post for their own, which is all kinds of cool.
I hope you’ll grab a tee on your next visit to The Hitching Post – even if Genuine Kentucky weren’t mentioned on the back, it’d be the coolest t-shrit of all time. It’s a great representation of the beautiful Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley region with all the landmarks mentioned. A Kentucky t-shirt is a great way to show your Kentucky pride and the ideal way to spread the word about all that’s waiting to be enjoyed at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.
I See You, Willow Pond!
I seriously just can’t tell you how honored and downright blown-away I am to be included in this epic t-shirt. To be mentioned there with The Hitching Post, Land Between the Lakes, Belews, Golden Pond, Elk & Bison Range, The Dinner Bell, The Willow Pond (!!!), and the others is such an honor and is one of the coolest “Genuine Kentucky” related things that has ever happened to me… right up there with Governor Matt Bevin “liking” some of my Kentucky pictures on Twitter!
I’m so grateful and will never come down off of Cloud Nine.
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With MANY more to come… this I promise you!
While Kentucky Lake, understandably, gets a lot of attention and Lake Cumberland is known as the “Houseboat Capital of the World,” we Kentuckians are equally proud of all our Kentucky Lakes, including Lake Barkley.
Below are a few fast facts about this beautiful lake, so you can get to know it a little better. Of course, the best way to get to know Lake Barkley (or any of Kentucky’s Lakes) is to get out and there and see it for yourself.
- Lake Barkley was created in 1966 by the damming of the Cumberland River.
- Lake Barkley is the second-largest lake in Kentucky, second to Kentucky Lake.
- Lake Barkley, together with Kentucky Lake to the west, surrounds/creates the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL).
- During winter months, the average water temperature of Lake Barkley is 45 to 65. In summer months, the average water temperature is between 70 to 80 degrees.
- Lake Barkley is 134 miles long with 1,004 miles of shoreline.
- Lake Barkley is, as you’d imagine, a very popular destination for fishing. This lake is known for its bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, Kentucky bass and largemouth bass.
- Lake Barkley is named in honor of the late Alben W. Barkley, the 35th vice president of the United States and senator. Barkley was a Paducah, Kentucky native.
- Lake Barkley State Resort Park is beautifully set on Lake Barkley and the scenery can’t be topped.
- Barkley Dam is 10,180ft long and 157ft high.
- The state of Kentucky has more miles of running water than any other state except Alaska.
When God created Grand Rivers, Kentucky, He outdid Himself. Literally everywhere you look is a photograph waiting to be snapped!
This Village Between the Lakes lies right between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake and is one of our favorite places in the world.
It’s one of the most beautiful spots in Kentucky to get away from it all, kick back, and just enjoy being alive. Put another way… it’s a great place to Live, Love, Lake!
More Green Turtle Bay and Grand Rivers on Genuine Kentucky:
- Pictures of Grand Rivers, Kentucky
- Review of the Green Turtle Bay Condos
- Picture of the Day from Dockers
Lake Barkley at Sunset… Gorgeous!
Although this event has expired, there is always something to see and do in Kentucky. Visit our Kentucky Events page for up to the minute happenings and be sure to check out our Things to Do in Kentucky page.
If you read Genuine Kentucky regularly, you already know that the Kentucky State Parks turn 90 this year. The park system is something all Kentuckians can, and should, be proud of. There’s so much history, fun, beauty, and Kentucky pride at each park that it’d be a travesty not to visit as many parks as you can, as often as you can.
Different parks are celebrating the anniversary in different ways. Lake Barkley State Resort Park thought the 90th called for a Beach Bash… how fun does that sound?
The Lake Barkley Beach Bash will take place on June 20-21, with all activities, of course, right on Lake Barkley’s beach.
The fun kicks off on Friday, June 20, at 7 p.m. with living history presentations, followed by an ice cream social. During this Chautauqua performance, audience members will have an opportunity to interact with actors portraying two of Kentucky’s most influential figures in history President Abraham Lincoln and statesman Henry Clay. This event is free.
The party continues through Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with beach and carnival-themed games, contests, food vendors and prizes. Admission is $4 per person. And at 8 p.m., beach hours will be extended for Lake Barkley’s first sunset cinema, where visitors are invited to watch a free outdoor movie under the stars. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and pillows! Movie refreshments and fun glow-in-the-dark items will be available for purchase.
Use of the beach June 21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. will be limited to guests who purchase tickets for this event.
Call 270-924-1131 for reservations and information.
Besides the lodge, the park includes cottages, the Windows on the Water Restaurant, a seasonal campground, 18-hole golf course, fitness center with indoor pool, marina, fishing, tennis courts, hiking trails, gift shop, and recreational and nature programming. The park is near Cadiz and the Land Between the Lakes, at 3500 State Park Road just off Interstate 24. Exit at Highway 68. From the exit go west toward Cadiz and the park.
Lake Barkley in the Afternoon… Gorgeous!