All week Bob has been hinting at taking a trip. Before kids we would randomly take off for a weekend to some of the neighboring states and I think he was feeling reminiscent for a day in the car driving.
So we ended up here (with some planning ...because we have kids now)Neither of us had ever been to Mammoth Cave, the largest cave system in the world, only 3 1/2 hours from home... how sad is that.
We picked the "New Entrance" cave tour on Saturday, named so because it was the newest entrance to the cave... in 1920. We were warned about the nature of the tour, it's not so good for those who are claustrophobic, afraid of heights, or not able to climb many fights of stairs. Poor Bob he is not the best with the close quarters or the height thing...but it was worth it for these views.
At the entrance of the cave you are led down MANY steep staircases following caves cut downward by water.
The Frozen Niagara-this is not frozen water but rock formations of calcium carbonate.
Stalactites and stalagmites
The park is filled with trials for hikers, bikes, and horses. We ventured out on several of the trails, I think mostly just to be reminded that we are totally out of shape.
The Green River
We are home now and the kids are happy, it was a tenuous 2 days but I think we all decided to head back again (when we forget how hard those trails were).