On the morning of Day 2, we were suppose to rise early to catch the first cave tour at Mammoth Cave National Park, but the boys were pretty tired and wanted to sleep in. Sadly, we missed the tour and never made it to Mammoth Cave National Park on that trip.
Once the boys were finally awake and ready, we headed to Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo. Not only is this an amazing place to get extremely close to live animals such as emus and kangaroos, but there is also an option to tour Mammoth Onyx Cave, which we did.
After touring the cave, I felt some-what better about missing our previously planned cave tour. I mean, at least we got to tour a cave. The other great thing I found out was that the 30 minute tour of Mammoth Onyx Cave was just enough for my six-year old. He would not have been able to handle the four-hour tour we had previously planned for. Luckily, I was able to capture a blurry, cell phone photo of the boys smiling, but my little one was not really a happy camper.
Can you imagine being six-years old in a pitch-black, underground cave with the only light coming from a few adult headlamps and flashlights? To add on to that there were random insects and salamanders roaming free and it was extremely wet and slick because it had been pouring down raining all day.I think my little guy was a trooper! What do you think?
On the morning of Day 3, we got packed up and checked out. Our plans were to then head to the Wigwam Village where we were planning on staying overnight. But, once we got there, the boys decided that they would rather go home, so that we could make the next part of our trip, which was driving up to Wisconsin to the Jelly Belly Candy Factory with my parents.
Don’t forget to come back on Thursday! I’ll be sharing where our adventures took us over the weekend! And, if you haven’t followed my 50 States in 365 Days Pinterest board, you’re missing out! I’m saving all the adventure inspiration goods there!