Just got back from accompanying my son on his class trip to Mammoth Cave. He had a blast. Me, I loved getting away from the Lex – there’s not any cell service for AT&T so I just had to relax. Wasn’t bad at all.
But being 200 feet underground with a bunch of kids is not good for a neurotic like me. What if the lights go out? What if someone jumps over a rail? What if there’s an earthquake? I was emotionally exhausted after the cave tour.
All in all it was a good trip – the weather was great and the kids so enjoyed it. Campfire, sing along, nature hikes, and plenty of running crazy.
I do have some issues with the rooms in the Lodge. This place is a US National Park and the rooms are below 3rd world standards and I know because I’ve been to the 3rd World. Ratty carpets, nasty bathrooms, can see the mattress through the sheets….eeeew. The food wasn’t any better. Such a shame.
ha! this IS NOT the main course….but still, this is a premier national park – why the low quality of lodging and food? Do we not care? Can we not afford it – either as taxpayers or visitors? I do like the plate itself, though.
On the up side, everyone was very nice.
I did notice a HUGE increase in truck traffic on I-65 – tells me at least part of the economy is restarting. I drove thousands of long distance highway miles from late 2008 until now – last summer trucks were almost non-existent. Sound like good news? Nope. This tells me that gas prices will be over $3 by Memorial Day. And going up from there.