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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Travel: Red Bay, AL to Elkhart, IN

We left Red Bay on Thursday morning about 8:30am, and drove toward Nashville via the Natchez Trace Parkway.  There was very little traffic on the Trace, and some bicycle travelers, and some pleasant scenery.IMG_3146IMG_3145


We had planned to tour the Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, KY and stay overnight in a Passport America campground in Cave City, KY.  When we checked with the campground, they only had 30A sites, which would not support our two roof a/c’s in the 90 degree weather. 

We opted to do the cave tour, a 3:30pm tour, and then drive on toward the Elkhart area.  We took the tour, and it was good, plus, it was cool at a constant 57 degrees.

During the tour, we found out that the cave is flooded at times of heavy rains, was used as a supply and rest depot during the Civil War by both sides (at different times), was a saw mill for a while until it burned down, and lastly was a night club with cool air (air conditioning) in the 20’s and 30’s.  In 1998, an effort was made to clean it up, and make it a tourist area for Kentucky.

Here are some of the many monuments around the cave….. (Remember, click on the picture to enlarge it)


Here are a few pictures around the cave (The cave entrance, and the nightclub area which is now a place for weddings)……..


The boat ride in the cave was interesting, but my cell phone camera did not take any real good pictures……. these were the only two that I would post!


After leaving the cave, we drove until about 9:00pm and overnighted on a Wal-Mart parking lot in Scottsburg, IN with the generator providing power for the roof a/c’s.  We had completed a 425 mile drive!

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