So starts our full time RV journey…..

My last day as a full time nurse was on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. With our house “on the market”, we set out by 10 am Wednesday, September 4th. Our first destination was Nolin State Park in Kentucky near Mammoth Cave. It did not disappoint!

Walking out on my last day of work! Bittersweet!
Nolin Lake State Park in Kentucky – Site 002.

We love this state park campground. Very spacious, quiet and clean sites, equipped with a large pad and lots of trees in between sites to give maximum privacy. The price was reasonable at approximately $23/night for 50 amp and water. We score it a 10/10 and would return in a heartbeat!

Peaceful Nolin Lake
Two giant and one regular sized watermelons….the largest was 106 pounds! They grow things big here in Kentucky!
Tobacco fields – the next day we went past, they had been harvested. Below, they’re drying in the barn.

We went to Mammoth Cave for the day. There were multiple tours to choose from and we just couldn’t decide – so we signed up for two! Oh my….what did we do? 4.5 hours of underground hiking, descending down 250+ feet and up again with over 1100 stair steps. We did the Historical Tour which features cavernous openings which is how the cave got it’s name while the other tour, Frozen Niagra is famous for the “pretty formations” which you see in my pictures. We were exhausted but we completely enjoyed ourselves.

This is the only “natural” cave opening and it’s how you enter the cave on the “Historical Tour”. This tour showcases the true reason the cave system is named “Mammoth” due to the sheer unique size of the openings in this portion of the cave.
This is the man made openings for all other cave entrances. When they opened this “vault door”, I again had to wonder if I wanted to enter – creepy!
This pic is out of focus but it gives you a good idea of the descent into the caves.
Why the big smiles? We were at the end of the last tour and we had survived! You’d smile too!

Published by Ramblin' Rosie

We are retired nurses with a desire to explore the United States, and beyond, in our Winnebago motor home. We are accompanied our three pups, Fanny May, Kaiser, and Rosie.

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