Make room for Fuel Efficient Vehicle Parking. Sweet hubby and I took a trip on the motorcycle today, stopping at Johnsonville State Historic Park, the 600-acre park on the eastern side of Kentucky Lake that overlooks the site of the Battle of Johnsonville. The Park has a new visitor center which has only been open for one month.
As we pulled into the parking area we could not help but notice that the first 4 parking slots on one side were not for Handicapped Parking. Those prized parking places were reserved for Fuel Efficient Vehicle Parking. (click images to enlarge)
I'm imagining a battle between the Left-Wing kooks over who should get those spots, handicapped people or their cause fuel efficient cars. Apparently the fuel efficient cars won the battle saying 'screw you' to the handicapped. (Well, not really, there were handicapped spots right in front of the entrance, but can't you imagine the agrument??? tee hee)
We did enjoy the visitor center, the movie about the battle, the great motorcycle ride and dinner at Loretta Lynn's Kitchen.
About the park:
Johnsonville State Historic Park is named for Tennessean Andrew Johnson, Union Military Governor during the Civil War and Seventeenth President of the United States. This 2000-acre park located in Humphreys County, commemorates the site of the Battle of Johnsonville and the historic town site that existed from 1864-1944 prior to the formation of Kentucky Lake.
At Johnsonville on November 4, 1864, Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry took up artillery positions on the western bank of the Tennessee River. Forrest’s confederates sank four Federal gunboats and transports and finished out the day by destroying the Union supply depot at Johnsonville. This Confederate victory, however, was too late. As a result, Union General William T. Sherman managed to cut his own supply lines (including Johnsonville) and instead commence living “off the land” as his troops left Atlanta and embarked on his famous march through Georgia.
Two large forts, the Upper and lower Redoubts, located in the park are open to visitors. Additionally, Original Union breastworks (rifle pits) are beautifully preserved throughout the park in various areas. Visitors may contact the park’s Welcome Center to schedule Interpretive tours by calling (931) 535-2789.
Look for these new Fuel Efficient Vehicle Parking signs to be popping up across the nation. See more about Johnsonville State Historic Park here.
It was another wonderful day. Sweet hubby and I have had a lifetime of wonderful days and I'm so thankful.