Day 1 / Carter Caves
Our first day on the road went really well! The drive was pretty easy and the weather was good. We got to Carter Caves State Park in Kentucky in the early afternoon, got set up, and still had plenty of time to enjoy some of the park activities. Carter Caves is a “resort” state park and aside from being absolutely beautiful, there were lost of fun things to do! They had ranger programs, a swimming pool, putt putt golf, laundry facilities (which I didn’t use, but should have), and of course, lots of caves! We played in a few streams, which were very cold, and collected a couple of really cool rocks. The cave tour we took was really neat. We didn’t see any bats though. Seems the caves with bats are closed to tours due to a fungus that is brought in by people and harms the Indiana bats which are on the endangered species list. After a full day of fun we had a delicious dinner of pasta alfredo and salad. Then the kids went to play another round of putt putt, and I sat down at the picnic table to read over the packet of camper instructions Lloyd wrote for me. It was a beautiful evening. I got through ½ of the instructions (some of the information about un-hitching would have been helpful to read before I, you know, un-hitched). So overall, our first day out was fun and relaxing!