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Horse Cave! (And Glasgow!) March 14, 2011

Posted by buasbhorsecaveky in About the Trip.
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So we got to Horse Cave, KY at about noon yesterday, and were very excited by all of the sights, including DinoWorld and the downtown. After taking a quick tour of Horse Cave, we realized that our housing was not in Horse Cave, but rather in Glasgow, which was another 20 min. away. Upon arriving at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, we met our AMAZING site contact, Peggy and our housing contact, Freddie. That was followed by a trip to Mammoth Cave National Park, including a historic tour of part of the longest cave system in the world! We also learned about some of the history of the area from Peggy, and saw some deer in the road on our way home.

After our park tour, we went to Walmart for our grocerie

s and some supplies, but while most of us were shopping, the bathroom in our sleeping area started overflowing! So when we returned from shopping, half of us cooked dinner and half of us cleaned up toilet overflow. It was a crazy and hectic evening, but it ended up being a lot of fun and quite the bonding experience.

This morning, Peggy met us at 830, and we went to the American Cave Conservation Museum to do some service. This involved cleaning up an area for a future museum exhibition, and cleaning off the pathway in Hidden River Cave. The cave was absolutely amazing, and the river inside was really high and running fast.

Following our service, we took a trip to Kentucky Down Under/Kentucky Caverns for a personal tour of the caves by the fantastic tour guide, James, and a trip around the “Outback” portion of the park, which included Kangaroos, a camel and Kukaburoos. It was amazing, and we got to see cave formations such as stalactites and stalagmites. I highly recommend it if you are passing through Kentucky.

Tonight we are cooking fajitas and watching a movie in order to relax after a crazy long 60 hours! More information coming soon, so keep checking in!

ASBLove,
Abby

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