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Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Here is a throw back Thursday post from my previous life in D.C.

Well, it was July4th weekend in 2011 and had to do something besides the usual fireworks in the capital.

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I didn’t see any other reason to drive 11-hours from D.C to Kentucky besides visiting the world’s longest cave system of 400-miles.

If you are in the area, a day trip may be sufficient in the park.

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The park is so secluded and creepily-quiet if you are not used to it. For some of us that’s exactly whats needed to calm the mind.

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The park offers a few different caving tours from easy-short ones to those that take you so deep inside the cave system.

This was my first time caving and it was not easy to say the least.

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Most of the long & challenging cave tours get booked out well in advance. If you know you will be in Kentucky, plan ahead.

http://www.nps.gov/maca/planyourvisit/gocavetours.htm

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But, there is a pretty good 1.2-mile loop tour that runs everyday and available for walk-ins. This is what I ended up doing and it was insanely fun.

Besides, camping, kayaking and caving, I didn’t find anything else much interesting in the park. So, decided to drive to Nashville for the July 4th evening for some music and fireworks.

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Nashville is pretty cool to spend a couple of days, especially if music history interests you.

Also, their fireworks on July 4th was comparable to D.C one in my opinion.

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wow, its only been 5-years but it feels like this park visit happened in my previous life time…must be the California effect.