On our second day in Kentucky, mom, Rachel, John, Nate, and I got up early because we wanted to visit Abraham Lincoln's birthplace before going to Mammoth Cave.
Abraham Lincoln's birthplace is really interesting and very beautiful. The Kentucky grass and trees must have been an oasis of beauty and wonder to live in. But in the summer, Kentucky is HOT!! We made it to the tiny town of Hodgenville by 9 AM, but it already felt like we were inside an oven.
This little recreation of the cabin where the famous man spent the first couple years of his life was inside an air conditioned room. Thank goodness. The other nice place in the park, as far as the temperature and humidity were concerned...
...was this spring. Every step down brought a change in air temperature of full degrees. It felt wonderful. So, as we considered the fact that this was probably where one of our greatest President's took his first drinks from, we also thought if we lived back in the 1800's we would just spend our entire summers down at the spring, thank you very much!
Mammoth Cave was also hot.
We arrived at what we thought was noon and enjoyed a fabulous lunch in the Crystal Lake Coffee shop.
|Home made blueberry cobbler!|
The food was really good, so we wondered why the restaurant was not very busy. After all, it was noon. ...
Or so we thought. Actually it was 11. We had crossed a time zone without knowing it.
SO...we had an hour to kill before venturing into our cool cave destination.
We tried to explore. But about a quarter of a mile found us sweating and miserable in the heat and humidity.