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Old 08-18-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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Michigan to Mammoth Caves National Park, Kentucky

to Mammoth Caves National Park in Kentucky.

Camping at the National Park campgrounds

The first cave tour we went on was the Grand Avenue tour. It was four hours and would recommend it to anyone who doesn’t mind a little bit of a walk. The Park recently upgraded the lighting along this tour route. It is very well done and focuses on key structures.

Think any woodchucks live down there?

The tour included an overview of the history behind the caves. When the caves originally opened, slaves used to conduct the tours. For tips, they would write patrons names on the walls.

What ride report wouldn’t be complete without bacon?

After the lengthy tour, it was time to head back to camp for dinner. Since the area around the campsites was picked clean of fire wood, we had to venture a little farther out to find some.

Once back at the campsite, we had a fire, dinner

and once cuddlecousin went to bed, we got out what Kentucky is really known for…

The next day we went for a ride.
We started off by taking the Green River Ferry…

and drove some back country roads. The scenery was rolling and dotted with old barns.

and of course, horses. If you look close enough, there's a donkey!

The last tour we went on was the Violet City Lantern Tour. It’s a “no cameras, phones or other light emitting device” tour and was illuminated solely by kerosene lantern light. Both tours were great, the campsites well maintained. One thing that was a little unnerving was the amount of deer and how tame they were. You would see them grazing right along the side of the road and they weren’t shy about coming up to say hello either. I leave with a couple parting shots of the little doe that would make her way through the campgrounds each morning.

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Old 08-18-2008, 12:43 PM   #2
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Finally...I've been waiting on this report for over a week....

How was the new Ninja?Is that the longest ride you've taken on her yet?

I have never been to Kentucky besides a very brief interstate only ride with zero time to explore.That part of the country has just escaped me so far but one day I'll make it out there...

Nice RReport Cuddles...
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:47 PM   #3
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cuddles, you were practically riding in my back yard! I live about 45 minutes from Mammoth Cave. Glad you had a good time, if you come back down this way be sure and get in touch.
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:57 PM   #4
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Elijah Craig won't be using that picture in their ads!

Thanks for sharing your ride with us
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:00 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by cuddles

Wow, we got Jumex, snuff, cheetos, cleavage, some chick's tongue, and bourbon all in one pic.

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Old 07-25-2010, 05:55 AM   #6
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Great shots

Looks like you had a great time. Will have to check the mileage to the caves from here in Ohio!
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:11 AM   #7
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where is the Mammoth?????

for sharing !

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Old 07-26-2010, 04:57 AM   #8
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Wow, those kabobs on the camp fire look good !
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:03 PM   #9
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I rode to the caves in March, there are some great roads going into the back entrance of the park, and we also went on the same tour, great stuff.

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