After a short morning of work, we said our goodbyes to the Habitat crew, shared a few laughs and a few tears. Before leaving Richmond, we drove to Frisch’s Big Boy, where Lisa works, and we stopped for breakfast and to say goodbye to her.
After the nice brunch, we headed on up to Frankfurt to do a tour of the oldest Kentucky distillery- Woodford Reserve. This had beautiful grounds, which was a great way to see what Kentucky is most known for. Just not that far up the road from Woodford was a Rebecca Ruth candy shop where a lot of us satisfied our sweet tooth with some homemade chocolate and candy. After eating lunch in Frankfort, we headed out back onto the road to go toward Mammoth Caves. On our way to Mammoth Caves, we made some interstate friends while passing a van full of college students. They thought that our van was so cool that they took a picture of it (probably because they thought Jason was the guy from The Hangover). We arrived in Cave City to stay for the night so we could get on the early tour of Mammoth Caves. Due to the time change issues (we were back in Central), we were scheduled to wake up at 7:30 am, but the phones went haywire and went off at 6:30 am. There were not a lot of happy faces in the guys’ room, words were said, and phones were thrown (Thanks, Storm). At 9:30, we went on a tour of the Frozen Niagra section of Mammoth Caves (the longest caves in the world). The tour took about 45 minutes, and it was filled with narrow spaces and open spaces (as you could imagine) and afterwards, Jason was determined to become a Junior Ranger, but his dreams were delayed since he didn’t have a pen.
When the caves were done, we drove to Nashville, TN for a nice afternoon lunch and scenic walkabout. We heard a lot of live bands and learned about some country music history, but we wish that we would have been able to stay later into the night to see and learn more about Nashville. By 4 pm, we set out for the long journey back to Fayette. Since we were red-eyeing it, we went through a couple of drivers that night, but we knew we were home when we hit the bad weather and the classic Iowa winds at 4 am.
All in all, it was a great trip, everyone got along great (except for the heat issue), and we encourage everyone to join Daryl and H4H in the years to come!
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Jason and Kayla