May 28, 2018 - June 1, 2018

Cookin’ Up Something Southern

3% Cash Discount

Early Booking Discount 3%

with paid deposit before February 1, 2018









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Tour Description

Your package includes deluxe transportation and accommodations, all listed tour fees, and 11 meals.

Something everybody has in common is a love for tasty food.  So if you like Southern cooking this is the trip for you, especially if you have any interest in learning new mouthwatering recipes.  Let’s get together and go behind the scenes of some of Kentucky’s and Tennessee’s favorite eateries.  While on this delicious journey, we will all enjoy traditional Southern meals, take home mouthwatering recipes, and learn how these cooks make it happen like “silk off a spool.”

Day One:

Meals: Dinner

Hopping on the bus this morning, we’ll start this journey out by making our way eastward into Kentucky, to Lake Barkley State Resort Park where we will be staying for the next four nights.  The Lake Barkley Lodge happens to be the oldest all wooden lodge east of the Mississippi River. You will find no nails here, only wooden pegs.  Since this is a trip to explore the world of Southern cooking, we need to mention our supper.  The chef at the Windows on the Water Restaurant will take you on a “behind the stove” tour to show you how they create delectable Southern dishes.  After our trip behind the stove, we’ll enjoy an amazing meal that’s “to dine for.

Day Two:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise and shine…it’s time for a biscuit and gravy breakfast, but no worries, there are plenty of other options if you prefer.  After our hearty breakfast, it’s time for us to learn a little something.  Let’s get going to see Mrs. Bagwell for an adventure in learning how to make preserves OR pickles OR maybe even learn how to make sorghum.  Be sure to pick up a jar or two of something to take home as a tasty souvenir.  A mouthwatering lunch is waiting for us at Brandon Springs before we head back to our hotel for a little resort free time, but don’t get to comfortable because we’ve more plans for this evening.  Let the fun begin as Making Memories treats you to its first ever progressive dinner in historic Cadiz.  We will kick off dinner with cocktails at the Blue Heron.  After a few stories, we progress to The Cabin for some old fashioned southern appetizers, then on to Reva’s for a wonderful Southern dinner.  Before heading back to the resort, we’re going to be checking out the Cadiz Antique Mall.  If you are wondering why an antique mall…you’ll just have to keep wondering because it’s a surprise.

Day Three:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We’ll kick our day off with a quick ride to go see the Elk & Bison Prairie at the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, home to the Southeast’s first re-introduced elk herd in 150 years.  The 1850s Homeplace Working Farm and Living History Museum is the next stop today.  The 1850s Homeplace is a living history farm where they cook their meals in an old-fashioned wood burning stove.  You can experience a time when “farm to table” was the everyday way of life.  Our journey continues as we head to Paris Landing State Park for a lunch of some more Southern favorites at the River Boat Restaurant.  Now a guided tour of downtown Paris, TN, awaits us.  After taking pictures in front of the Eiffel Tower (or at least a 60-foot-tall replica), we make our way over to the Old 23rd Restaurant at Christopher Manor where the owner chef invites us to take a step back in time to her family’s home place by sharing some stories and recipes with us.  After hearing about the history of the restaurant, it’s time for us to make our own history with dinner, so “Bon Appétit.

Day Four:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast this morning, we will arrive in Hopkinsville KY, for some free time to explore this historic downtown.  Grab a bench or stretch your legs and meander around.  Shop the friendly boutiques or enjoy the Pennyroyal Area Museum and its neighbor across the street, the Woody Winfree Fire and Transportation Museum.  These two fascinating galleries cover everything from fire trucks to psychics.  Our free time ends as we depart for the Casey Jones Distillery where they will explain why so many Southerners like to “get their corn from a jar.”  Tour this cozy establishment with founder and mast distiller A.J. Jones, whose granddaddy built an estimated 150 stills in the area.  Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery as the folks of Pioneer BBQ serve up a tasty and delicious lunch.  This afternoon finds us at Patti’s 1880s Settlement where we can stroll through the settlement and enjoy the ever-changing flower gardens, water features, unique shops, and more.  Before we make our way back to our resort, settle in here at Patti’s for a fine meal served with generous portions of Southern hospitality,

Day Five:

Meals: Breakfast

Our on this delicious journey together is coming an end as we head for home (hopefully with plenty of tasty souvenirs and new recipes).  If you didn’t pick up any new recipes during your trip, you might want to take part of the day to find someone who did and get a copy of their notes.  This has been one tasty journey and we hope you made plenty of memories.