Well, this should be a real adventure. I feel like I’ve set off into uncharted waters. Even though I’ve been following many blogs at Blogspot, and I’ve been practicing for several days, this is all pretty new and different. I’m still working on the page so don’t be surprised to see changes.
Thanks again to everyone who made comments or suggestions. Those comments were all encouraging. Rick (Rick & Paulette’s RV Journal) was immensely helpful and he didn’t even know it. His extensive knowledge of everything technology and his specific posts and articles regarding Blogger were invaluable. I regularly read several blogs posted on Blogger. I’ve studied every detail of every one of those blogs. You have all been a great help. Thanks a million.
At the Two Rivers Park Trailhead there is a dirt trail which leads off the Greenway--McGavock Spring House Trail. Whenever we walk this section, we pass that sign, but have never taken the leap and turned down the trail. Today we did. That was more uncharted territory.
Except for the sign by the greenway, the trail is unmarked. It’s definitely a trail and easy to follow. However, it hasn’t been maintained recently. Once we were away from the trailhead, the dirt path became narrow and nearly overgrown. There were two blowdowns which had to be climbed over. The trial drops quickly and is really too steep for the tennis shoes we were wearing. Needed boots for this one and maybe even a trekking pole.
At the bottom of the hill we came to a rickety old bridge. I let Gene cross first. It’s our guess that this was the location of the spring house. Of course, there’s no sign of it now; it’s long gone. The trail continued on until it came to the lake and the road we’d been on. We opted to take the road back to avoid crawling over the blowdowns and the steep hill.
The McGavock Spring was the water source for Two Rivers Mansion which is just up the hill. The mansion was built in the late 1850s by David McGavock and three generations of McGavocks lived in this splendid old house until the mid 1960s.
The junction of the Stones River and the Cumberland River is just a short distance away which probably accounts for the name--Two Rivers Mansion. Today, the mansion and the property surrounding it are owned by Metro Parks. The mansion is used for special park events and can also be rented for weddings and such.
That’s about all the unknown I want to explore for one day.
Thanks for tagging along.