Star Trek 2006 travel blog

Our only night in West Virginia

Are we ready for this?

The way the bats come in and out

The residents of the cave

Flowstone formations

More Formations, looks like curtains

It sure feels strange with just 3 of us traveling the highways. It seems like a part of us is missing. We hope that Dick and Gail are having a wonderful time and they will post their adventures from time to time.

After we left Virginia, we spent one day in West Virginia. West Virginia is a good example of why one should research an area before you arrive. What a beautiful state. We surely should have explored it more. The one day we spent there was in a little RV park in the middle of nowhere, but it had some really beautiful scenery around it.

After we exited West Virginia, we were in Kentucky. On our way, Juliann found a casino, so we stopped and gave her 45 minutes to gamble while the rest of us had lunch. We ate and she lost money. Our first stop here was in a state park called Carter Cave State Park resort. This state park had an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts, miniature golf course, horse stables, swimming pool and of course several caves.

We arrived and got all set up and spent the rest of the day relaxing. The next morning we all decided to take a tour of the Cascade Cave. There were only 8 of us on the tour, the 6 trekkers and one other couple. The tour was supposed to last only about an hour, but we got a two hour tour. Our guide, Kenny, was very good and extremely knowledgeable.

This cave was vastly different from the Luray Caverns we had just been in. This cave was left in a more natural state and the formations and colors were more subdued. All in all, I think we all enjoyed it more than the Luray Caverns because of this.

After our tour, we headed back to camp to relax and do chores before we head out for Lexington and Louisville.

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