lucky in kentucky

We traveled our way through Tennessee into Kentucky. In Tennessee we were supposed to go to this underground cave river and boat down it in the dark... but since the day before it had rained so much, the water level was too high! Boo! So we drove a bit more and went to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky instead.

More wisdom from the road.

So Mammoth was very different from Carlsbad. The path we took inside Mammoth was much more cavelike. We actually had to turn our bodies to squeeze through tight crevices at times and climb steep rocks. It was really dark too, so photos just don't do it justice.

When we showed up, there were only a couple tours left, so this time around we had to go with a guide. Meet Caveman Joe!

We were up at the front of the single file line of about 25 people on the tour, so we got to chat with him quite a bit. At times, we had to wait for the end of the line to catch up with us, so we had time to pose for some pics and look for rare cavebugs in the dark.

Near the end of the tour, we had a chance to go to the "Niagra Falls" area of the cave. It's a wider open space with stairs that you can walk down to see the rock formations that look like very tall waterfalls.

Then it was onto our next Kentucky destination. Turns out you can take all kinds of cool photos with silvery trucks!

Yay real breakfast at the campground. Thanks Mike!

yumz in my tumz.


Mike H. July 17, 2009 at 3:47 PM  

Bonus story: There were people that we were with that were not ready for all the stair climbing despite the warnings and would huff and puff at each stop along the way. I'm definitely glad that we were in the front so we didn't have to deal with anyone in the line behind us.

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