What to do around here in the mountains near Rose Hill, when it's still wintertime and cold and dark and dreary outside??
Go visit the old Cudjo's Cave! Now known as Gap Cave, it is owned and operated by the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park today.
Gap Cave tours are offered every Sunday and every Saturday, year-round. The tours leave the Visitor Center at 2PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Join park rangers in exploring Gap Cave, a majestic, underground cathedral. With flashlights in hand, discover glistening stalagmites and sparkling stalactites or catch a glimpse of a bat. Listen to tales of exploration and discovery. Open to ages 6 and older, this underground adventure takes about two hours, involving a 1.5 mile walk and 183 steps. Comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing is a must. Reservations are recommended. Call the Visitor Center at (606) 248-2817. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $4 for children ages 6-12.
Spring must not be TOO far away. The frogs are peeping loud and clear. My crocus have started blooming. I even found a little snow-drop flower blooming in the yard. Bachelors buttons and larkspur and bunches of spring bulbs are popping up. Won't be TOO long and the four-lane will be lined with blooming redbuds.
Check out the recently-updated "Local Events" section on the website. There's LOTS of GREAT fun to be had around here in 2008!!