To Drink or Not to Drink...the Quest For Beer in Kentucky...
|Avi thought my title was funny...Cleo, not so much...|
- Mammoth Cave National Park
- A cool RV park with great owners
- a well stocked pond for a little catch and release
Although we had obviously spent a little time in the south (Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia) and dealt with their "weird" liquor laws (like how you can't buy beer or wine at the grocery store on Sundays...which is only indicated by the lights being turned off in that section of the store) we had yet to stay in a "dry county". That is, until we went to Cave City to visit Mammoth Cave NP.
Regardless of our lack of beer, we loved our week at Singing Hills RV Park and the surrounding area. Even after experiencing Moaning Cavern in Vallecito, CA and Carlsbad Cavern in New Mexico, Mammoth was unbelievable. Just when I think 'how different can THIS cave be from the last cave' I find myself in awe each and every time.
|Flash photography is prohibited in the cave (bats live here and really don't appreciate being startled awake like that) so this is pretty much the ONLY picture I have of Mammoth.|
Clark also spent some time fishing in the pond at the campground.
|The taunting fish...|
|The successful catch (and release...I'm NOT cleaning or cooking THAT).|
|Clark making friends with another RVer so he could play a round of golf.|
|I'm not sure what the name of my drink was but it involved bourbon...when in Rome...|
|Largest vat of stinky oatmeal OR the start of Maker's Mark?|
|Clark stuck his dirty fingers in this...So Roselli, if you find a finger nail in your next glass you know who to blame. ;)|
|The tasting room...or, where I singed off my nose hair and killed my taste buds.|
|Old Bardstown Village (1790's village)|
If you're a fan of poet, author, activist, friend of the Dalia Lama (who I was on my way to go see in Louisville) and Trappist monk, Thomas Merton (and who isn't?!) you'll be pleased to find the Abbey of Gethsemani is close by...unfortunately I didn't know this until we drove by on our way out of town. I will however be sure to tour the Abbey next time around.
Oh, and if you're into it...you'll also find a little yoga studio called Pink Elephant which you can read about here.