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News Outlook Your Hometown November 01, 2012 -15 A Kentucky Adventure Written by Leigh Anne Florence Illustrated by Chris Ware Unleashed is a statewide serial story encouraging fitness while completing Kentucky adventures with Woody and Chloe. Make your own free book by collecting each weekly chapter and putting them in the Unleashed scrapbook. Find activities and hear Woody reading each chapter at www.kypress.com PPL companies Sponsored by Otr for Adventure Tourism www.getoutKY.com KENTUCKY PRESS ASSOCIATION r7 When I saw, "Wel- come to California," my heart stopped. "Dad, I'm sorry! I read the di- rections wrong. Surely Dec Albert didn't want us in alifornia!" "Relax," Dad said, laughing, "We aren't in the state of Califor- nia; we're :in Califor- nia, Kentucky, a city in Campbell County that has about 86 people - much different from the Golden State." After arriving in Call- fornia, our new trainer, Rex, met us with a warm, friendly smile. When Rex informed us of our activity, our mouths dropped. "Mr. Rex," I said re- spectfully, "you realize we're wiener dogs, not kitty cats, don't you?" "Yes, Woody," Rex replied, "but thanks for explaining." "I agree with Woody," ness, and have gloves and helmets and pro- tective equipment. The guide ensures the tree is safe. If the tree has dead branches or other problems, it could be very dangerous. You should never climb a tree without a guide or protective equipment- unless you're a cat." slowly. I never thought anything would be as scary as standing at the top of the Red River "Look Woody," Chloe said, pointing to the gray squirrel scamper- ing around the base of the tree. We saw a car- dinal perched on a limb in the tree next to us. While we carefully went from branch to branch, I noticed a As we PrePared, Rex hole. explained that Cali- fornia, Kentucky, had "It's a woodpecker's the number one tree-hole," Mom explained. climbing company in "Woodpeckers have the world. Once again, strong HYPERLINK my Kentucky goose "http://en.wikipedia. bumps grew large. Af- org/wiki/Beak" ko ter we were snapped "Beak" bills. They use and fastened and tied, them for drilling holes and wearing as much in trees. Then they gear as an astronaut, use their long sticky Mr. Rex explained the tongues to remove techniques and rules, insects and larvae to ' Fhe first concern is eat." for your safety. The second concern is for The thought of eat- the tree's safety." ing made my tummy growl. I couldn't imag- ine eating insects, but up until a few days ago I couldn't imagine zip- lining or horseback Mom said with a laugh. Gorge getting ready to riding. If a woodpeck- "I've never heard of zip-line, but standing at er enjoyed a snack such a thing." the bottom of the tree of insects, so could a ' I'ree climbing is a recreational activity consisting of climbing and moving around the upper part, or crown, of HYPERLINK "http:// en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Tree" ko ' I'ree" trees," Rex explained. looking up was just as wiener dog. I put my scary, nose in the hole and stuck out my tongue. I "OK, Woody, let's get couldn't taste anything. you in the tree," Rex I moved my nose in a said. I breathed deeply, little further. Still noth- threw the rope over the ing. I turned my nose limb and tried to pull a little to the left and myself into the tree. wedged it a tiny bit fur- Just like with Chester, ther and stuck out my 11 I I 2 I and has becomeapo ina.y, Mr Rex gota ny steo, som It began around 1980 I looked like a yo-yo, tongue again, Bingo. I Across1 first concern of the u!ar adventure sport,me in the tree. I wasthing sticky and sweet. - tree climber It s great exercise, embarrassed until he It didn't compare to ice 5 a county in Kentuckyworks your muscles had to do the same for cream, but it was better i :: that has the number and gets you in touchChloe. Mom and Dad than spinach. I couldn't -- one tree climbing corn- W ,t i with0pt wait ' I .,, --,,Todd,,,gmith climbed , , .......... ...... ., head Down a tree every day for 'This is incredible!" it wouldn't budge. 'I 2 what the Woodpeckerthree years!" " Dad exclaimed as he moved around a bit to uses to remove insects , viewed his surround,try to loosen my nose- and larvae 'U n b e 1 i e v a b 1 e," hags. ,At first it was still nothing. 3 The Golden State Chloe commented, scary to look around, 4 last name of Louisvil- "But can't we fall out of but all the beautiful I was up in a tree Iian tree climber a tree. things in nature helped with my nose stuck in a 5 only species that can us relax. After several woodpecker hole. Even climb trees without pro- "Smart girl," Rex minutes in the tree,with my nose stuck in a tective equipment said. "When you tree- we began moving fromhole, I smelled trouble. climb, you have aguide, branch to branch - al- are hooked up to a har- beit very carefully and 1. Woody was amazed to learn that California was a city in Ken- tucky. He only thought it was a state. Look at the you're reading How many differ- your predictions forget to cut out through the list, ent types of trees of how he could Chapter 7 and do you see any do you have in be punished, paste it in your cities or towns your yard? Can scrapbook. that are names you name the dif- 6. Use the of girls or boys? ferent ones? computer. Get 8. View the Make a list of ideas for using video: Woody has 9. Look at the illustration in today's chapter then draw your own illustration for the story. index section of those too. 5. At the end your local news- been exploring 10. H e a r your Kentucky of Chapter 7, paper by going different parts Woody read to- map and read 3. Now open Woody'snosewas to www.niecon- of Kentucky. day's chapter at through all the up your local stuck in the tree.nects.com. Explore Ken- www.thewoody- cities and towns, newspaper. Do Email Woody tucky along with books.corn or go Do you see any other cities or towns that have the same name as a state? If so, make a list. 2. While you see any ar- at woody@ 7. Oniy three Woody ticles that are thewoodybooks, more chapters about trees? com and give and you'll have him advice on your very own 4. When you what to do so he Woody book go home after can get his nose that won't be school today, out of the tree. out in stores for look in your yard.Also, give him months! Don't by look- ing at the follow- ing link: http:// www.kentucky- tourism.com/ explore/regions. aspx to www.kypress. com. 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