Ye Ole’ Kentucky Farm

After Mammoth Cave we drove towards Lexington to my aunt’s home and small farm (technically, she’s not my aunt but my first cousin once removed). The drive to their property was beautiful – old stone walls, those classic Kentucky wooden fences, and autumn colors everywhere. We arrived just before sunset and got a tour of […]

Trey Pics: CO, MO & KY

Here is the last round of photos pulled from Trey’s camera on our trip. He didn’t use the camera quite as much and we didn’t stop nearly as often in the Midwest as we had out West. He still took some good ones!

Mammoth Cave National Park, KY

Once you’ve seen Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, it’s hard to be impressed by many other cave systems. What Mammoth Cave has going for it is its sheer size (hence the name). It doesn’t boast much for underground rock formations and cool colored lights to illuminate them but does have over 390 miles of known […]

A Fall Hike Above Mammoth Cave, KY

We arrived at Mammoth Cave National Park in the late afternoon and setup our tent at the camp site. We had missed the last cave tour so we bought tickets for the first one the next morning and then headed out for a short hike. We took the Green River Bluffs Trail which led us […]

St. Louis Zoo, MO

Our last stop on our busy one-day tour of St. Louis was its zoo. Thanks to a cultural tax, admission to our nation’s top-rated zoo is free the public. That’s right – over 19,300 exotic animals that I could take my son to see and appreciate for free. We didn’t anticipate the 5pm closing time […]

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, MO

Another St. Louis landmark my uncle highly recommended was the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. He was right again! It was incredible! It seemed like every square inch of wall, floor, and ceiling inside was covered in mosaics. I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire life! The impressive mosaics in the cathedral were […]

St. Louis’ Citygarden, MO

My uncle used to live in St. Louis and highly recommended that we check out the relatively new Citygarden – a large urban park and sculpture garden located in downtown Saint Louis. We walked to the park after our visit to the Gateway Arch and the sun had begun to warm up the day. The […]