|Today we left Parkers Crossroads Campground heading East and West. Only problem was the weather. Every direction we were headed so was the bad weather. As Tom drove east on Interstate 40 I checked campgrounds around Crossville, TN and then North into Kentucky. I continued to check the weather predictions....it was a toss up. Where to go, where to go. We stopped at the Cracker Barrel in Dickson, TN for lunch and finally decided we would head north to Cave City, Ky.
They was a good decision for Monday night. Other than a brief shower as we were setting up and overnight rain we had good weather the two days we stayed at Cave City. I found a nice campground in the Escapees book....Singing Hill Campground....for 50% off...$14.00 per night! This little campground was everything a private campground should be. It sits in a rural setting with a small pond and ducks. Quite and dark at night. Level sites and blazing wifi. And a very friendly greeting by our host. We will return.
On Tuesday we visited the Visitors Center at Mammoth Cave National Park. Tom and I visited Mammoth Cave many years ago and I had visited it as a child. Tom does not like caves so the purpose of the visit was to get my National Park Passport stamped. Mission accomplished. We had hoped there would be an exhibit about the cave and surrounding area but there was none. We were both surprised and disappointed. We have found at most national parks the exhibits well document the park, memorial, etc.
We drove through Cave City on our way to the local grocery store. By the way, it is an experience to shop most of the these small town groceries. I love to explore them....tells you a lot about the local people. The town is full of antique shops. In my past life I would explored everyone of them...but now there nowhere to put any find. We also saw the Wigwam Motel. It reminded me of Motels from the 50's.....matter of fact alot in this area seemed to be from that time period!
Cave City had its day in history during the Civil War. It seems that Confederate soldiers marched from Corinth, Mississippi to Cave City after the Battle of Shiloh to capture and destroy Union trains. They captured one train that carried Union Officers' wives and let them return north. Also, captured one train and took $6,000.00.
On Wednesday we headed north on I-65. When we encountered long waits due to construction we exited the Interstate and took a detour to Lincoln's Birthplace. Once again Tom and I have visited this site twice in the past. The purpose this time was to get my Passport stamp.
More later on our night in Indiana.