Today we slept in really late. It wasn't so bad since we gained an hour moving into Central Time yesterday. Then we drove over to the Park Office for Mammoth Cave to check out the tours. I was wrong about the temp down in the caves, it's not 70 degrees - it's 54 degrees.
On the way over to the park office, we spotted 4 wild Tom turkeys and a white tail deer. We decided on the Frozen Niagara tour. Since it didn't leave until 4:45, so we went back to the RV to have lunch. We ran into 4 more turkeys (or the same 4??) on the way back in almost the same spot.
We had lunch, checked emails and walked Darby then headed back to the cave tour. Here's the park's description of this particular tour:
Depart by bus and journey over the top of the cave to the Frozen Niagara Entrance. The entrance, created in 1924, makes it possible to see this decorative area of the cave. Walk through a fairyland of formations to learn how travertine is formed. Pass through Rainbow Dome, then see Crystal Lake, Moonlight Dome and Onyx Collonade before arriving at the Frozen Niagara flowstone. Descend steps under the Frozen Niagara formation to visit the Drapery Room before returning to the surface.
Once we left the cave tour, Bob managed to find one of the few unpaved roads in the park. Just before finding this unpaved road, we found the sign of the day (please note Dorothy, this is the first sign of the day but I'm sure there will be more even though we won't be traveling much through Canada).While traversing this road, we ran across a turtle - first one we've seen on the road in our five years of traveling.
Once back on the paved road, we saw some more white tail deer. We drove over to check out the local golf course and saw a turkey hen with about half a dozen chicks crossing the road. Just before the golf course, we passed a great mailbox for a chrome shop that specialized in motorcycles. And finally as we were turning back into our campground, we espied a small grey rabbit. Quite a day for animals.