Thursday, June 28, 2012

Deep thoughts from a deep place

Miss D. and I are spending the night near Elizabethtown, Kentucky.  We got away shortly after lunchtime after a busy morning tying off loose ends, dotting the I's and crossing the T's of life.  It was a very, repeat, VERY hot run to Kentucky - the thermometer was supposed to hit the low hundreds today, and it felt every bit of it!  Temperatures are forecast into the hundred-and-teens in some places over the weekend, so I'm glad we'll be a bit further north and out of the worst of it.

We visited Mammoth Caves this afternoon, and took one of the easier tours of some of its attractions, including a sort of natural subterranean chamber called 'Grand Central Station' and the well-known 'Frozen Niagara' formation.  The latter is pretty spectacular, reminding me a lot of some rock formations in the Cango Caves in South Africa, which I visited several times during my many years in that country.

We've found a hotel for the night, and are about to wash the sweat from our bodies and fall into bed.  We're tired puppies!  Tomorrow we head for Indianapolis, probably stopping to visit a bourbon distillery or some other interesting attraction on the way.  (I'm trying to figure out how to include a visit to the Maker's Mark distillery, to pick up some of their sinfully delicious chocolates with liquid bourbon centers.  To say they're mouthwatering is both true, and the understatement of the year!  Also, for bourbon lovers, if you haven't yet tried Maker's Mark's new '46' blend, you have a treat in store.)

More posts tomorrow evening.  Stay cool, y'all.



Old NFO said...

Travel safe! And say hi to the folks in Indy for me!

Toejam said...

Yea, I second Old NFO's "travel safe" request.

Remember there's lots of seriously bad drivers out there.

I have to wait till October then I make my journry to Sylva, NC. Up in the Smokies.......God's country!!

Pat St. Jean said...

Sounds like fun! My son and I will be at Mammoth Cave on Sunday. He's really looking forward to his first trip underground.

Enjoy the rest of your trip!

DaddyBear said...

Have a safe trip, Peter!

If you don't make it to Maker's, let me know. I know a little shop that might have the chocolates. I'll hook you up.