After leaving late one Friday afternoon, John and I arrived at our first stop on our way to Bowling Green, Kentucky. After a night of bbq, boot scootin’, and other shenanigans on Broadway Street we left Nashville at sunrise for Mammoth Cave National Park.
Before we got to the park, we had a quick but delicious breakfast at Home Café. I had cinnamon toast crunch waffles and John had blueberry banana pancakes. After gorging ourselves with a wonderfully sugary breakfast, we arrived at the National Park’s welcome center. (Read about our disappointment with tickets here.) We took an enjoyable hike around the visitor’s center to kill some time before our Domes and Dripstones tour through Mammoth Cave.
Our tour was an hour and a half of extravagantly beautiful and natural wonderment a couple of hundred feet below ground. This included the famous 'Frozen Niagara' which was is arguably as impressive at the real Niagara Falls when the minerals, pressure, water, and time required to make such an impressive structure is considered!
After all the fun at the national park, we rushed over to our late afternoon reservation at Lost River Cave. We were greeted by our friendly hosts and a little history of the cave and its surrounding area. Our quick trip down the smaller-than-expected river wouldn’t have been as eventful had I not fallen out of the kayak and into the freezing cold water!!! The workers at the Lost River Cave were very helpful with the drying process, and John got me to our Airbnb before I became a popsicle!
Ms. Debbie at The Hickory Springs Air BnB was a wonderful hostess. She let me machine dry my clothes and recommended we head to Double Dawgs to watch the Ole Miss football game. We were ready to head home and get a good night’s sleep after good wings and a few brews at Double Dogs.
The next morning we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast spread before Debbie told us about a cave and rope swing on her property. The last hour of casually exploring the property was the perfect way to end a wonderful weekend in Bowling Green, Kentucky.