Going to Kingdom Come and Back
For what it is worth, I actually do travel to Kingdom Come and Back. Kingdom Come is in Harlan County, Kentucky, and I work up in Harlan County, Kentucky occasionally. Harlan is deep into coal country in Appalacia, and Harlan is definitely part of the south. At one time, with the coal boom, Harlan had some wealth, but with mechanical mining, loss of jobs, Harlan has fallen on hard times.
Kingdom Come State Park in Harlan is one place that is still thriving. Here is a look at the sign as you enter the park.
Here is the view of the hilltop lake of Kingdom Come State Park. It is amazing. We climbed a very steep winding road, and the we got to the top to see this lake.
Here are some black and white ducks or geese sitting under the picnic table at the lunch area of the Kingdom Come State Park. These little critters had markings like a Jersey Cow.
If you ever find yourself trying to find a shortcut between Tennessee and the north, and you are cutting through Harlan, Kingdom Come is worth going to and back.