Where

Outdoor Adventure……..Better Safe Than Sorry!

By: Pat Stipes
By: Pat Stipes

I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Weekend! I spent mine with my two sons just chillin out! It was great! We did run to the sporting goods store Saturday to look at hiking and rock climbing gear! Boy is it expensive!!!!!!!!!!! But I got to thinking. You know, it’s worth it……..I mean it is your LIFE you’re putting in those harness’s and helmets!

I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Weekend! I spent mine with my two sons just chillin out! It was great! We did run to the sporting goods store Saturday to look at hiking and rock climbing gear! Boy is it expensive!!!!!!!!!!! But I got to thinking.  You know, it’s worth it……..I mean it is your LIFE you’re putting in those harness’s and helmets! We got a few things--more for hiking than rock climbing I admit. Not much of a climber myself.

This week I thought I would spend a few minutes on safety suggestions for the spring and summer outdoor season; ADVENTURE TOURISM, as we call it here in the tourism industry! First, let someone know where you’re going and when you are heading out on your adventure. Take a buddy with you. It’s more fun with a group anyway! Camping is fine, just stick to the campgrounds or stake out a flat “ground level” areas away from cliff sides. Always place a typed-out index card, (keep it in your glove box) with name, emergency phone numbers, address and other important information about yourself on the console of your car while you’re outdoors.

Okay I have talked enough about all that…………on to some other tidbits……….This is Black History Month! Kentucky’s African Americans in the Military is a great event that will happen
the 19th  (that’s this week ) plus lots more planned throughout the month!


Kentucky Crafted: The Market! at the Ky. Fair and Expo Center in Louisville, this weekend. It really is the best show of its kind in the US. Ranked so, by groups that know what they’re talking about.
http://kycraft.ky.gov/

Plan your spring break get-always now. Go online at
www.kentuckytourism.com to get ideas about what’s happening where.  You’ll also find discounts and packages for Kentucky attractions! Contribute your suggestions by sending in your photos and events schedules when you know of cool tourism stuff going on! Just put them in the comment area!
www.mykentuckybackyard.com

Buckle, slow down and get there in one piece!”

Read More Blogs
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability