Bluegrass Vacation: Episode 1

Not bluegrass the music – bluegrass the state. We took a few days to go to Kentucky.

It’s about a 5 hour drive, but with a 2-month-old and a 2-year-old we couldn’t just drive straight there. So we left the house around 10:00am and got to our destination at 7:00pm – a total of 9 hours for a 5 hour drive.

Our first stop was at a rest area for lunch. That didn’t take too long, maybe 30-40 minutes.


photo of people eating a picnic at a rest stop

It was a decent rest stop, and the kids enjoyed both the lunch and the time to run around.


photo of food at a picnic

They kicked a soccer ball around, and they followed a fuzzy green caterpillar.


Our next stop was at the Ohio Caverns. We took the hour-long tour, and perused the gift shop, and wandered the grounds.


photo of people on a cave tour

There were the normal cave formations:


stalctites and stalagmites at the Ohio Caverns

But also some odd stalagmites:


stalctites and stalagmites at the Ohio Caverns

I don’t know how that one formed, but there were a few of them there.

I think Gamma’s favorite part was watching the excavator make a new entrance to the caves


excavators working at the Ohio Caverns

The new entrance should be open next year and allow handicap accessibility to part of the cave.

In case you’re wondering how bad the current accessibility is, imagine a wheelchair having to navigate the exit stairway:


the stairway at the Ohio Caverns

The entrance stairway is similar.

Since it was almost dinner time when we left the caverns, and because it was only about a half hour away, and because I was lobbying hard for it, we stopped at Young’s Jersey Dairy. That was a favorite of mine from my days at Cedarville. We had dinner there, along with ice cream of course.


cow sign at Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio

The sign hasn’t really changed in the last couple of decades, although there is a bunch more stuff around it now.


Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio

The original building is how I remember it, but the parking lot is bigger (and more confusing) now.


a dining table at Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Then we had about an hour and a half still to drive.
We arrived at the rental house with a couple hours of daylight left –
enough for the kids to run around with their cousins and tour the quarters and all.


front view of the Storyhill rental house in Kentucky

To be continued…

Then Joshua said, “Open the mouth of the cave and bring these five kings out to me from the cave.”

Joshua 10:22

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3 Responses to “Bluegrass Vacation: Episode 1”

  1. Ricky Anderson Says:

    Rental house? Did you rent it for just a few days? I’ve seen things like that online, but never knew how it all worked.

  2. Some Guy Says:

    Rented for a few days, with the cost split among a few families. We use VRBO.

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