Monday, July 3, 2017

mammoth cave

O.K., here we go ...underground.  I made it to Mammoth Cave.  I stayed the night in Cave City, Kentucky and in the morning I drove the short distance to Mammoth Cave and hopped on the ten o'clock tour.   It is the longest cave in the world.  The rock formations are amazing, especially the pipe organ.  At one point the guide turned out all of the lights (they were low to begin with) and we all sat on benches in complete darkness.  That was scary but what was worse was the absolute silence.  The silence was what drove early explorers crazy more than the darkness.  This wonderful park is operated by the National Park Service.  The park is open for free.  The tours have an admission fee.  It's worth the trip.  I'd go again.

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