Robert left for Iowa yesterday.
He'll work there thru August while I stay in Kentucky for
Dad's back surgery and recovery.
Before he left we visited a few places in
The Bluegrass State.
Sand Cave, Mammoth Springs National Park
In the early 20th century, Floyd Collins spent ten years exploring the Flint Ridge Cave System (the most important legacy of these explorations was the discovery of Floyd Collins' Crystal Cave and exploration in Salts cave) before dying at Sand Cave, Kentucky, in 1925. While exploring Sand Cave, he dislodged a rock onto his leg while in a tight crawlway and was unable to free himself. Attempts to rescue Collins created a media sensation: the resulting publicity would draw prominent Kentuckians to initiate a movement which would soon result in the formation of Mammoth Cave National Park.
Although this was a beautiful trail, it was a bit eerie knowing
Mr. Collins died here.
No, I didn’t feel or hear anything spooky but I did look over my shoulder a couple of times…
Wait…did you hear that??
The Shaker Museum at South Union
The Shakers in America lived a communal life based on common ownership of property and goods, celibate purity, and confession of sins. The Shakers did not believe in procreation and therefore had to adopt children or allow converts into their community. Besides leading a simple but comfortably self-sufficient existence from the fruits of their land, the Shakers came to be known for their architecture, crafts, and furniture.
I’m sure you’ve seen this style of furniture.
and sat in a chair like this…(I need a chair pad please)
Excuse me, but do y’all have any pillowtop mattresses???
Gosh, where’s the part about not playing “Seafood…See food…?”
please tell me y’all played that~
Jefferson Davis Monument, Fairview, Kentucky
First (and only) President of The Confederate States
Photo taken from the top of the monument overlooking Davis’ birthplace, now marked by the church.
351 feet tall
Well folks, that’s it for Big Kentucky Fun…
I’m sure I’ve bored you out of your minds and I just can’t think of anything goofy to say today.
I’ll try to capture some crazy pics for tomorrow’s post
but for now I’ll leave you with
“Lil Fattie, eater of peanuts
can be found in Noble Park
waiting for the humans to throw him his daily requirement of salted delicacies.
Thanks for stoppin’ by!