This is my first post here
Dh and I have booked some vacation time. We are leaving next Friday and driving through Michigan to Kentucky. We plan to camp at Mammoth Cave National Park for a few days and participate in this cave adventure we have always wanted to. It's called the Wild Cave Tour. http://www.nps.gov/maca/Tours.html#Wild
Duration: 6 to 6-1/2 hours
Caving Distance: 5-1/2 miles
Sells Out at: 14 visitors (reservations required)
Restroom Available? Yes, at Snowball Room
Emphasis on: Safe caving techniques; environmental concerns; cave exploration (past and present); team building
Landmarks Seen: Carmichael Entrance, Cleaveland Avenue, Split Rock, Snowball Room (food available), Boone Avenue, various areas off developed tour trails, Travertine Tour route
Elevation change: 300 feet
Physical Challenges: Free-climbing cave walls; lengthy crawls through areas as tight as 9 inches high; walking in a crouched position; hand and knee crawls over jagged rocks and dirt; crawling through wet areas; twisting into and out of tight crawlway openings
If you have read all that, yes I'm terrified!!! But I figure I've always wanted to do it and I know I'll have fun once I get over my initial terror LOL.
Anyhooo, my question is does anyone have any suggestions on other things we can do while we are there. We have the entire week off. I would like to go Horseback riding and possibly for a helicopter ride of the mountains in Tennessee but that's about it.
Oh and I would like to do some shopping I can't visit the US without shopping. Olive Garden, Bath & Body Works and Target here I come!!!