After taking Lilie Jo on a tour of Lost River Cave, she’s been dying for another under ground adventure. During Fall Break, we took a little road trip north to Mammoth Cave. Our original plan was to camp Friday night. However, with the high chances of rain AND low temps for that night, we decided not to chance it. We literally do not have time to be sick around here.
The two hour historic tour takes you through the original entrance and trail used by the cave’s first wanderers. It ended up being cooler down there than it was above ground, since the cave sits at a chilly 54 degrees, year round. Other than a few bouts of “boring” talking, Lilie Jo enjoyed the hike.
Billy and I both came out talking about how much more we seemed to appreciate it as adults than childhood visits. I think a lot of that has to do with realizing there’s a world outside your own. Knowing and understanding more about history, the world and people in general, really.
We spent the day investigating around the cave, visiting some old antique shops and went for a horse back ride. It was Lilie’s first, outside of riding in circles on a rope. The Fall foliage was beautiful.
It wasn’t quite as exotic and exciting as Charleston, but it was a fun little family getaway, none-the-less.