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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kentucky - Diamond Caves

Hi Everyone,

Bowling Green Kentucky is only an hours drive from Nashville and home to The Mammoth Caves National Park. We chose to go to Diamond Cave to have a look. Pretty impressive, at its lowest point it is 80ft below the surface.




The colours we amazing and it was alot cooler down there, which was great as it was over 100f outside!

Dave has caught the cold that I had last week, and is this heat it is really knocking him around, so it'was back to the motel for a rest!

We went to the "Outback Steakhouse" for dinner, it is supposed to be an Aussie themed restuarant! No not at all. The food was alright but the Menu was certainly not Aussie!

This morning we called into the Lost River Cave on our way back to Nashville:

It is a Cave with a boat tour through it. It was another 100 degree day and extremely humid waiting for the tour guide but the scenery was beautiful and we even had a squirrel for company:

We had to walk about 500mtr to the entrance of the cave and the guide explained abit of history about the area:

Blue Pond

an old cabin from when it used to be a resort

There used to be a nightclub at the entrance to the cave that used to have live bands playing there.

It is now only used for special events.

The cave was not lite up like the Diamond cave so the photo's aren't too clear, but here they are:


Apparently Jesse James hid out in these caves:

And it has plenty of history:


After the tour we walked up to the butterfly house - not too many butterflies there though!

Then is was an hours drive back to Nashville so that Dave could rest up before our night out at the Opry!

Dave & Shell

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