Ricardo and I took the back roads to Mammoth  Cave National Park this morning.  First we went to Smiths Grove, Ky and then Hwy 101 to Brownsville.  from there we headed out Hwy 728 towards Nolin Lake State Park.  finally we went down a beautiful, narrow and winding road to the Green River Ferry that took us across Green River and into the Park.  Along the way we saw many beautiful wild turkey and some magnificent forests.

Finally in the park, Ricardo signed up for a two hour tour of one part of the cave and I spent time exploring the headquarters.  By 2:00 PM we had enjoyed a great lunch in the park restaurant and decided to head to Hodgenville, KY, to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Historical Site.  this was a beautiful and informative stop and we both enjoyed ourselves.

Tonight finds us in Bardstown, Ky  checked into a Best Western.  Tomorrow we plan to do the "Bourbon Tour" and visit a couple of distilleries.  We have plenty of time.  We don't really have to be in Louisville until Friday.