Saturday, February 6, 2016

February 06, 2016 at 05:07PM by advodna_dave

Some people are surprised that we often know where we'll be months ahead of time, but for us, planning helps us figure out what's possible. Can we get from CA to Alaska in 3 months averaging about 40 miles a day? Can we get from Alaska to Massachusetts in time to spend Halloween with family? Or in this case, can we get from Boston to Austin in a little under two weeks (without driving ourselves crazy or feeling like we missed everything)? ➡️ Well, despite starting out a week behind, our planning said it could be done. Still, somehow, we totally missed the presence of Mammoth Caves National Park on our route! No problem, the plan is just a framework, so we pushed Nashville a day and arrived in time for the last "Frozen Niagara" (a name chosen by the original private tour operator purely for its marketing zing since Niagara Falls was the top tourist destination at the time) guided tour into the caves, and Wynne snagged another Junior Ranger badge - I wanna say lucky number 13. ➡️ Links between the various cave systems in the area have been found over the years to connect more than 400 miles of caves within an average depth of only 200 ft below the surface. Remember that National Corvette Museum that had a sinkhole open up underneath a showroom of irreplaceable cars? That was in Bowling Green, KY just up the road! ➡️ #mammothcaves #mammothcavesnationalpark #kentucky #ky #findyourpark #nps #juniorranger #childhoodunplugged #familytravel #travelwithkids #fulltimefamilies #airstream #liveriveted #myrivetedlife

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