After the hike we headed to Bowling Green, where it was rumored we could find some beer, possibly even a brewery. It was a nice town, not too big, not too small. We ate at Micki's on Main that was having a special bottomless wine tasting (which appealed to Diane), and I had some delicious crab cakes. Then we wandered around looking for the brewery but with no luck so instead found a liquor store, stocked up on some beer and headed back to camp.
The next morning was filled with rain as well, so we took another cave tour, this one in a completely separate part of the cave, 2.5 hours and 2 miles long. Also a very neat tour, it was the historical route that has been toured since the early 1800's. After our tour we headed over to the other side of the park (across the river on a ferry) to do some backcountry hiking. We did very little planning for this hike and came to regret it about half-way through. We were headed on a 10 mile loop to see another old cemetery and didn't leave until about 4 o'clock, so had to really move and weren't able to fully enjoy the hike. At about the half-way point it started to rain, and rain it did. After jogging out the last 6 or so miles in a torrential downpour, where the trail had turned to a fairly significant river, and making it back to the ferry, the ferry driver informed us that some tornadoes had moved through. Later that night we also found out that it had rained 2.5 inches in one hour, so needless to say we are taking our weather radio on trips from now on.
After getting dried out we headed down to Cave City to spend our last night in Kentucky, and what better way to do that than in a WigWam. These were really neat, although small, but clean and luxurious in our exhaustion. We highly reccomend them for anyone passing through that area.
Gifford, us, and the WigWam