In the sky and under the ground

Sunday, June 19, 2011

For our second week in Kentucky, we decided it would be fun to take a break from the normal sightseeing and go out and do something else. We went on a trip to Mammoth Cave in Cave City, Kentucky. We got a great deal on Groupon for a zip line at a place called Mammoth Cave Adventures. We had a great time, we went on five different zip lines and two suspension bridges. Aaron was really pumped to do it, I was a little apprehensive, but it was a blast we loved it. It was a really a crazy feeling going through the trees on a zip line. Crazy fun!

On our way to our next destination, there was a lot of tourist traps along the way. There was a dinosaur park, miniature golf and a lot of weird gift shops. Pretty fun stuff.

Our next stop for the day was Mammoth Cave National Park. The park consists of a massive cave that spans over 390 miles, and that is only the parts that have been explored. The first cave tour we went on was the History Tour that took us though a part of the cave that mined saltpeter. Men mined for gunpowder in the Civil War time period. One of the 'rooms' was called the Mammoth Dome, pretty amazing to see an opening in the ground that huge. It was huge. If you ever come to Kentucky you must come see the caves.

We had so much fun in the first cave we decided we would take another tour that took us though a different part of the cave. The tour was called the New Entrance, this part of the cave was more of what you think a cave would be with dripping water, stalactites and stalagmites.


Grandma Mecham said...

This looks like an adventure for the YOUNG people but this OLD lady loved watching it and was very glad that it was you and not me! Thanks again!!!

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