After TN, our next stop was Park City, KY. We chose this area so we could visit Mammoth Cave and the Corvette Museum. We stayed at Diamond Cavern Campground, located inside the Mammoth Cave National Park. The RV park was nice and not too crowded and was only $8 a night through RPI. Visiting Mammoth Cave was quite a bit different from when Don visited there as a young boy. There were several tours to choose from, with varying degrees of difficulty. We chose the Historical Tour which was rated at a medium degree of difficulty and lasting approximately 2-1/2 hours. I've been doing water aerobics...I can do medium difficulty. Yeah, right! 400+ steps and 430 feet below the surface later I was wondering..."what was I thinking"! It was very interesting, though, especially when the lights suddenly went out when we were going down 80 degree steps stooped over so as not to hit our heads on the ceiling. It was just in a small section so only about 8 of us were in total darkness...even the ranger guides didn't know about the problem until we told them. Expecting total darkness is one thing...unexpectedly is an entirely different thing, especially when you don't know how long the lights will be out (and you are 400 feet below the surface). I have a new appreciation for miners!
The Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY was pretty cool...all those vintage 'Vettes in one spot! We got to witness a guy from Florida take delivery of his new Corvette. A lot of hoopla I'm going to demand when I order my 'Vette (ha!). The Corvette Plant is also located in Bowling Green. We didn't have an opportunity to go, but from what I understand, the tour of the factory is very interesting. Here's a fascinating fact...no Corvette is built until it is ordered.
There's a lot more to do here and some great country roads to ride...the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, the Jim Beam Distillery, and some Civil War battlefields are just waiting to be explored. Unfortunately they'll have to wait for another visit.