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I ..... I d lost my breakfast every weekend canoeing moved my nose, and it 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 puttin 9 them in the Unleashed scrapbook. Find activities and hear Woody reading each chapter at Sponsored by ] Kentucky Office , for Adventure Tourism PPL companies ..... www.getoutKYcom ][<FA-rlJCKY A.OCIATION Chapter Word 5earth B S U V L K G Y E M J TV Z A K W I AT D N T L K H N X Y A J A K E B D U U R H Q E B A H EQUIPMENT XEYYKH Z G S C H M M X E KAYAK R Y N A K 'R E N T K B I U L E LAKE L E R Z D L P V B T T U E W A NOSE C A K ZAZ C NA F X Q V C C P F L C S T U C K C D E F E Q PARACHUTE P Z P K E I V H Z U C Q O L N I T E G J P P A P X Q F G H O STUCK J 0 X 0 HU D GAW L Q GV S WAG B W Q O DV K O S S H S X Z E M K B B S H C I 0 Z U W I C D WOODPECKER E VW I E G S T C W Y J V D M over Red River Gorge, fallen off my horse in the Daniel Boone National Forest, and now I was 65 feet in the air with my nose stuck in a wood- pecker hole. Chloe was the first to notice. "Woody, look at this." When I didn't re- spond, Chloe looked at me. "Are you OK, Woody?" Chloe asked. Wag, wag. "Are you stuck?" or kayaking," Mom said. "We could go to Lake Bar- kley, Lake Cumberland, Nolin lake, Dale Hollow or many other lakes." "Can you move, son?" Dad asked. Wag, wag. Wag, wag, wag, wag! "Speaki'ng of water, I'd love to go sailing at Cave Run or Kentucky Lake," Chloe said. "Do you think we could sometime, Dad?" "Absolutely," Dad said, "and even though I'm still walking bow-legged, I'd love to go horseback rid- ing again." Wag, wag. ' Imagining us all walk- ing bow-legged made "Should I get M0m and me giggle. Everyone Dad?" ' must have seen my body shaking because they Wag, wag, wag. giggled too. The tree started shaking. I hoped "Wait here," Chloe said, it wouldn't fall down. then giggled, realizing how silly her comment "Rex is climbing back was. Within minutes, up with some equipment," Mom, Dad, Chloe and our Chloe said, cheering. trainer, Rex, surrounded me. "Woody, stay real still and don't move," Rex in- structed. I wagged my tail to let him know I un- derstood. Then he spoke again. "I'm going to drill a larger hole. Don't move until I tell you." "Are you hurt, baby?" Mom asked in her sooth- ing voice. Wag, wag. "I'll go get some equip- ment to get you out," Rex said and began to de- scend. "Woody, you know how Mom and Dad tell us when we're in uncopafort- able situations to thfik about pleasant things?" Chloe said. 'q'hink about the adventures those brochures said were in Kentucky. Imagine look- ing down at the beautiful horse farms from a hot air balloon or a parachute." Wag, wag, wag, wag, wagI "I would love to spend The drill was loud, but so were woodpeckers. I thought the woodpecker was being disrespectful to the tree by drilling a hole, but then I realized the woodpecker was de- signed to drill a hole in the tree, and the tree was designed to handle a hole by the woodpecker. I was d!sresp?cffu!.to, e Fee Y'pttin my fio's:in the hole, getting stuck' and making Rex damage the tree. I needed to apolo- gize to Rex, my family, the tree and the woodpecker. I'd messed up his hole. The drill stopped, and everything got quiet. came out without a hitch. 'q'ha - than - thank - aaachool!" Everyone laughed. "I meant to say 'thank you' and 'I'm sorry,' but I sneezed instead. Thank you for getting me out of my mess, and I'm sorry for all the trouble I caused. I am sure I will have plenty of time to think about my mistake while I'm in the dog- house." Dad smiled. "I'm sure there will be a punish- ment for acting without thinking first, but I have a feeling you ,won't be doing anything like that again." I thanked Dad and told him again how sorry I was. He listened, winked at me and said, "Let's make our descent, rest a while, eat some lunch and open the next card." I realized how much re- spect I had for the birds, owls, squirrels and even cats. Being in the tree was wonderful, but mov- ing around on the ground was easier. We ate a sandwich of tomatoes, cucumbers and cheese with a side of celery and kiwi. I didn't know if I was just famished or if I was getting used to our new eating habits, but it was delish. When we were finished, Chloe pulled out our next Rx card. She opened it, read it silently and cheered. "What is it, sis?" I ak.e, d, .gurio, ,]t 9,u, next activity. "It's a riddle," Chloe said before reading aloud. "The moon is my father, the sea is my mother; I have a million broth- ers, I die when I reach land. "OK, pull that little snout of yours outta there," Rex said. I gently "What am I?" AGtivitie5 stuckin the tree, ging his tail. are given a rid- 1. W o o d y he began think- Make a list of dle at the end was in quite a ing of pleasant all the ways a of the chapter. pickle when his things to get his person can cam- Email Woody nose was stuck mind off of the municate with at woody@ in the tree. unpleasant situ- others without t h e w o o d y - Open up your ation. Have you speaking, and local newspaper ever been in an give him sug- and see if there unpleasant situ- 4. W o o d y gestions to what are any articles ation? How did gained so much the answer is. about people or you cope with respect f or owls, animals being it? birds, squir- 6. Use the stranded. Cut rels, and even computer. Go them out and 3. Due to cats. Make a online and learn share them with Woody's predic- list of what spe- more about others, ament, Woody cies make their Kentucky his- couldn't speak, home in trees, tory and heft- He could only tage. http:// answer by wag- www.kentucky- 2. W h e n Woody was 5. The pups things_to_do/ history_heri- tage.aspx While you're there find the link to listen to Woody read the newest Un- leashed chap- ter. 7. Look at the illustration in today's chap- ter and draw 9. Find new your own illus- activities to do tration, with your news- paper at www. 8. Read the nieconnects. blog: This week com. visit Woody's blog at http:// thewoo dy- Work and books.blogspot. Dream like a com. Have fun. BIG DOGI r m i i m I m i m Illll m m m m i m m i i i m m m m m m m m m m m II i KY News Group helps to promote reading with the children in I I I I I I L our communities by presenting the Unleashed: A Kentucky Adventure A Kentucky Adventure by Leigh Anne Florence Illustrated by Chris Ware The Bath County News Outlook, The Carlisle Mercury, The Flemingsburg Gazette, The Menifee County News Outlook, and the Robertson County News Mercury.