I haven't seen my son Jason and daughter-in-law Rhonda since June of 201l, it was about time for a visit. Albuquerque is only about 2 1/2 drive from the ranch so I decided to fly out to Nashville, Tennessee to see Jason and Rhonda for a short visit. I would have preferred to drive my house on wheels, but it didn't make much since due to the price of fuel. It would have cost three or four times as much to drive as a plane ticket would have cost.
Jason and Rhonda live about an hour north of Nashville, and about six miles from the Kentucky border.....in the country on farmland. (don't know what it is about my kids and their desire to live in such rural areas). The last time I visited, their house was in the middle of corn fields. This time the fields had not been planted, and since it was early spring, the weather was a lot nicer.
Jason and Rhonda:
During my visit we all decided to go to Bowling Green, Kentucky about an hours drive north and visit the Lost River Cave, where you can take a boat ride into the cave. The Lost River Cave has an interesting story. During prohibition it was turned into a private night club. A big dance floor was installed at the mouth of the cave. Sometime in the 1950s the nightclub dissolved and the cave became a dumping ground for trash until the 1980s when The Friends of the Lost River Cave, a non profit organization, started cleaning up the trash. In the early 1990's the area was turned into a park and boat tours were offered by the Friends of the Lost River Cave. Today it is a fun place for families to take a picnic lunch and spend the day walking in the park and take the boat tour.
Jason and Rhonda enjoying the lost river