We visited three caves on our journey through eleven states. Personally, I didn't really care for Mammoth Cave. It is the biggest cave in the world and also the most boring. :) Plus, they talked about nothing but evolution the whole time. (And all of the "facts" they stated were so easily refutable I almost couldn't keep silent.) So I'll skip a post about that and move on to the cave I really did like.
We went on a boat ride in Hidden River Cave, and that was fun! I liked the stories about Billy the Kid, the Civil War, and the Blue Holes, and the boat ride itself was quite enjoyable. Best of all, they didn't mention evolution once. And everything was so GREEN! (Ok, so that word is starting to sound overused.)
The beautiful, legendary blue holes, featured (under misguided suppositions) in Ripley's Believe It or Not.
Can I get everybody to say BEAUTIFUL?!
A brave wee laddie, preparing to board the boat!
Some say Billy the Kid hid in here and escaped down the water fall.
Inside the cave, from the boat.
Look at the rising mist!
This is mid afternoon. The mist and constant rain make it look much later.
Is it green or is it green?
Looking down at the Hidden River.
They had a cute playground. I really liked it (not for me, for the kiddos!) and it was very educational too.
In a fox hole!
Everyone took a turn practicing! Lydia played Carol of the Bells, which was fun.
Having fun in a play house!
That's the last of Hidden River Cave. It was really a fun experience. If you get the chance, check it out!
Oh, and if you want to watch this 1 minute clip of the cave and the surrounding area, watch below! If you have not already noticed, I manage to say "gorgeous" at least once during every movie I've posted of our trip. :)