I took the kids over to Mammoth Cave on Monday for a little cave exploring. When getting our tickets (which were free because this is National Park Week!) I asked the lady what would be the easiest tour for little kids and she quickly gave me the tickets to what she said was "easy for kids" tour. Ha! It was an hour and a half tour. Too long for my little Possum and Squirrel. The tour began at 11:00 AM and I really didn't think about giving the kids a little snack before we left because I didn't think we would be gone too long. Wrong!!! About 15 minutes into the tour Squirrel started whining (in a whisper so not to disturb anyone else) that she "weally needed a snack". I talked her out of the hunger pains she thought she was experiencing so we could somewhat enjoy the rest of the tour. There is a certain part of the tour where the guide turns off all the lights so you can experience how dark it is in the cave. All of the lights went off, it was really dark, and then we saw this tiny little light shining around....Possum had brought along a tiny key chain flashlight and thought that this was the perfect time to try it out! Thankfully, everyone else on the tour that it was funny as well. I don't know if I'll be taking these two back cave exploring anytime soon, but at least they can now say that they have been to Mammoth Cave!
Our picnic in the park. Possum spent most of the time trying to call deer and turkeys up so we could feed them. The only thing we got to feed though was some pretty birds.
When we got home from Mammoth Cave the kids played outside for a while and then it was time for dinner. They ate and ate. Possum said that being a cave explorer made him really hungry. Then the kids took showers and were in their beds asleep by 7:00. They were exhausted!