The state of Kentucky is a most beautiful state and we will come back again. The Lilac bushes were full of flowers and the smell was heavenly. I couldn’t get over all the flowers on the bushes and the bees and butterflies that come to it for its nectar. You could slowly walk right up to the bush and stand still to watch all of this happen and the bees didn’t even bother us. The bees were huge; they were the size of bumblebees only longer and bigger. The resort that we stayed at was called Diamond Caverns and the only thing available was the sauna. The pool doesn’t open until the end of May. They said us northerners were to hot blooded. We were in shorts at 65 degrees and they were freezing.
We were parked within Mammoth Cave park limits and we enjoyed driving through the park. There was a ferry ride across one of the rivers that goes through the park and of course we took that 2 or 3 times. The deer and turkey were all over the park. They had really nice walking paths but you were told to watch out for snakes. We didn’t go down in the cave cause you had to walk steps and some of them were in the hundreds so we did other things.
Instead of the cave we went for a 2-hour horseback ride through the park only on the other side. Seen a cemetery way out in the park that had been there since the 1800’s. The ride was a really nice ride cause we did it in the morning and the forest was amazing. I rode a quarter horse Percheron cross-named Duke. Dennis rode a quarter horse named Cocoa. We had a really good ride and both of us enjoyed it. The horses could have had better care but they weren’t mine so I couldn’t say anything. I felt sorry for them and it made me think of my daughter’s horses at home and how well they are taken care of. Have you ever heard of those teepee’s you can sleep in well there you go. We took pictures but no way was I going to sleep in one but the place was packed with cars.
May 1 is our first day home and we will be on site 146 at Hickory Hill Campground. We are so proud to see our daughter Angela Wilson, 133 Reynolds Avenue, Corning, NY graduate from college at CCC. Christina is now working for the Corning Painted School District as a computer programmer plus she manages the horse barn for the Girl Scouts. Dennis is going to work part time for Jason at his coffee shop so the hours can be extended and the other employees can have a break. Alicia is working on her second child and is due July 5th. Heather is still in school working on her teaching degree. Amber is working on a degree at CCC also and due to finish soon. Aaron and Holly are still in Jamestown as Aaron is still recruiting for the Army reserves. Hooray for all of them. Be home on the morrow and we are so excited about seeing you all.