Day 1 – Monday, August 28, 2017
To complete The National Parks Journey, we must stay on plan:
6:00 wheels up.
Captain Megumi (Meg) Voight is setting the pace – fill the gas tank at Costco and we’ll be at Mammoth Caves National Park by 9:00 – done.
The park was established as a national park on July 1, 1941. It became a World Heritage Site on October 27, 1981, and an international Biosphere Reserve on September 26, 1990 (ironically, Meg’s ACTUAL BIRTHDAY). It was beautiful and amazing – stalagmites, stalactites, clean, terrific park Rangers Rich and Aaron, and crickets 241 feet underground.
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We went off path and saw the actual birthplace of Abraham Lincoln – Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park – in Hodgenville, KY. Checkout Meg’s blog to see the pics:
Driving to Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ohio), we began considering fine-tuning The Journey… the best laid plans… let’s take a wreck dive in Lake Superior instead of going to Isle Royale… we’ve heard Isle Royale is beautiful, but the water calls!
Sea Ya tomorrow!