i had my bag kind of mishandled by Philadelphia's airport people (had to fix it) ... and also kind of lost... we had to come back to take it 1 h after i arrived in Nashville.
Mammoth Cave Nationnal Park, Kentucky
At first we had booked a campground but we realised it was localised really close to the motorway so we moved to the National park campground which did not have a swimming pool but was less noisy.
The campground: nice and full of trees above us, the nature was everywhere surrounding us, we met some dears families by day and by night... one night we woke up seeing the shadow of a huge creature projected on the side of the tent... SCARY!! ouff
Another 1 match fire by Super Sarah... which was amazing because it had rtained the night before!
Showers were inexistant in the campground, had to go the the neighbouring shop and pay 2 $ to get non smelly and shiny. Most of the americans that do camping with a mobile home must be aware that some campgrounds do not offer electic plugs on each of the locations.. so they have generators for air conditionning... that is quite annoying to hear that running all the time!
something to be aware of is the presence of ticks in the trees... and snakes ... aaahhhh, did not see any but i think i would have run real fast...
A dangerous plant for humans growing a bit mainly at the bottom of trees : poison ivy. touch it and you will have strange epidermic allergic reactions that can be really bad. If the plant is burned, the toxic substance goes into your lungs and you can be seriously intoxicated. Harmless for annimals... dears eat it! hope they like it a lot...
here is the GPS acquired track of the walk we did :)
Crawling into the cave
we took the discovery tour and crawled into some of the caverns. at some point we stopped in a larger area and were asked how many times we had passed there before... we were surprised and though it was a new place... actually, we had been there twice before... this is how easy it is to get lost when there is only stones around!
In belgium, over 65 years old, you are a senior. In usa, you are "golden age" which to me does not make sense because golden age people have white hairs, not yellow, so they should be called silver age instead!
we did a bike trip in the wild tracks in the forrest (or how to get mud on your face by 40 C in the shadow). Here is the GPS followed track we did in the woods (blue line)
Canoe on Green River
here is the beach where we had lunch and later discovered some empty dinosaure eggs... oops time to go!
that little thing on my swim short that looks like a stone with lichen has legs and moves...
a desperate attempt to photograph some lightning bugs...we were told it is possible to have them lightning for longer than 2 sec... but it is a bit extreme...
Driving back to Lexington:
Lincoln's birth place (National Park)
Kentucky Train Museum
the dangerous couplers! read the text if interested...
we also went blueberry picking... and pie cooking and degustation and digestion... i liked the eating part...
King's island for my birthday
as it was nice the last year when we went, we decided to try it in July instead of August.... but this time, we went with a part of the girl scout band friends of Sarah.
the new attraction : very high! i was happy my breakfast was digested already... we were with zero gravity a few times and in free fall as well... ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
after the wild river... humm we were warned... but that time we really were targets! we were soaked from the very beginning... my shoes made floc floc every step i made for a few hours...
we finished with the snake roller coaster again... we were on the end of the path when the fireworks began... hard to see without the glasses on...
4 th july parade for the US national day
Somehow i got enrolled to be the photograph of the music band Sarah was playing flute with. i even had the chance to drive a fully automatic little car (like a golf course car). Fun to do and i can add it on my cv ( - can drive a small car, in the chapter: "what can I do that a monkey can do too")
(that's me behind the camera)
(the gps track of the parade is in pink)
back to Nashville... and Popsickes!!!! kind of mexican ice cream made out of fruits and other miam stuff!
A storm on the way to nashville.. the sky is falling!
and also the beginning of 3rd year class work for Sarah...
the indian vegetarian restaurant with nice spicy food :)
Sarah was disappointed as her meal was not as large as mine although i was wondering where i could store all that big piece !
Having to leave...booo
btw, sarah succeeded at 1 st step USMLE exam!!! :)