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This is my post for the Our World meme. This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by three wonderful ladies. To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.
My daughter, Kelly, and her husband, Chuck, have an Easter tradition of a picnic lunch. This year Betsy and I drove to their home in Ashland City where we were able to join them for a very enjoyable day.
After an enjoyable lunch at one of the Metroparks, Kelly and Chuck took us to Narrows of the Harpeth State Park. Betsy and I had never been there, so it was a wonderful treat.
Narrows of the Harpeth gets its name from the fact that the beginning and end of a seven-mile loop of the river around Bells Bend are within a couple of hundred feet of each other, separated by a high bluff.
In 1818 Montgomery Bell, a businessman, cut a tunnel through the bluff that separates the two sides of the Narrows of the Harpeth. This tunnel allowed him to create enough moving water to power a forge which he established on the site.
The four of us hiked to the downriver side of the tunnel. There is nothing left of the forge, but a pool into which the water from the tunnel empties provided a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a beautiful day.