On our way to Cincy and Mammoth Cave!

It's 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 29. The camper is mostly packed (still need cooler items and toiletries) and as soon as we pick up my son from his summer band practice, we're off on our vacation.

We're going to Cincinnati for two nights and then Mammoth Cave for three nights after that.

In Cincinnati, we're staying at Miami Whitewater County Park, and the staff there said we're one one of only five people camping Tuesday and Wednesday nights. That makes me feel better because some reviewers said that campground can get rowdy.

Once we set up the camper this afternoon, we're going to take in the Cincinnati Zoo this evening. On Wednesday, we'll be going to the Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies afternoon game. Nothing planned for Wednesday night except rest and relaxation!

Thursday we'll pack up the camper and head to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. On the way, we're going to take a side trip to the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum in Downtown Louisville. The lady at the museum said we should be able to negotiate the city streets with our camper; we'll see.

After the museum, it's onto Bee Spring, Kentucky and our campground, Nolin Lake State Park. What this park has going for it is it's off the beaten path of Mammoth Cave's tourist traps, plus only 23 total campsites. Nothing planned until Friday afternoon, when it's our first cave tour. The second cave tour is Saturday morning. Both are 2-2.5 hour and 2-2.5 miles long. We were careful to pick tours that went to different sites inside the cave.

Following all that, it'll be a 7-8 hour drive back home on Sunday.

Whew!