Sunday and Monday we were south of Nashville at the Old Stone Fort Archeological Park. We got to the park after dark because we were trying to fit the last of our stuff in to the motorhome before we left town. When you look at the pictures of the bridge I think you can appreciate how difficult it was to maneuver through this bridge in the dark. Headlights don’t illuminate the side mirrors which barely fit through the supports on the bridge. If that isn’t nerve-racking enough add the fact that the bridge says for a single axle RV (like ours) the bridge weight limit is 10 tons and we weigh 11 tons.
Ken left me parked by the bridge until he talked to the ranger in the station on the other side of the bridge who said that the bridge had seen rigs way bigger than ours go over it so he was sure it would be fine but then added that the park service doesn’t train them on bridge strength. Nice!
Luke, Chloe and I biked to the museum the next day and then hiked around the wall, stopped at the waterfalls and practiced sketching the falls. I don’t think I could have picked a much harder subject. My sketch looked terrible!
We have left Cave City, KY having visited the Mammoth Cave National Park. We took a historical tour late in the day Tuesday and Wednesday morning we took the Domes and Dripstones Tour. The kids much preferred the last one because of the narrow curving passages we went through and the deep drops we walked over.
We were delighted to see wild turkeys several times as we drove through the National Park and we were amazed that there are over 400 miles of explored cave included as part of the Mammoth Cave system – huge!