Have you ever been in a cavern underground? I have been through several and they always amaze and fascinate me! The mineral deposits form such beautiful sculptures underground.
These are shots from Mystic Caverns in Western Arkansas.
We learned that during prohibition days there was a still that operated from within the cave and there used to be giant drunken parties down there!! Wow, the things they did for fun!!!
Our road trip continued on to Illinois where we visited Garden of the Gods.
It's located in the Shawnee National Forest, and has some of the best rock formations I've ever seen!!
There are paths to walk all around the park. The area that is open to the public isn't very large and only takes about 30 minutes or so to explore, but it is very cool!
(My cute hubby)
The leaves in this part of the country were just beginning to change.
I took a moment and posed for a portrait with my babies.
As we drove through the small towns in Kentucky, we saw several roadside stands with mums and pumpkins. I was blown away by the size of the mums and the price was CRAZY!!! (Well, for what I'm used to anyway.) The mums were HUGE and only $6.00 each. They would be $25.00 where I live in Phoenix.
The pumpkins were fabulous. I saw several varieties that I have always loved and wished we could get locally. I love the grey/green ones, the super pale peach colored ones and of course... white!!!
On our way to Cumberland Falls Kentucky, located in the Danial Boone Nation Forest we saw a turn off for Natural Arch Recreation Area. We decided to visit it and it turned out to be one of the prettiest places yet.
We made the hike down to see the arch close up.
The arch was amazing to see from this angle.
But my favorite part was enjoying the forest on our way there.
Growing up in a hot and dry climate has caused me to develop a love for all things green and mossy.
I just can't keep my hands off of it!!!
The Fall leaves here in Kentucky are coming along nicely!
Cumberland Falls was just a short car ride away. This was taken at the top of the falls.
There was a beautiful path that took us around to several lookout points.
This was taken at the bottom the falls.
Look at the size of that rock!!! So far on this trip, Kentucky had been my favorite State to visit. The greener a state is the more I like it!!! Tomorrow we head through West Virginia will continue on to Pennsylvania. I'm not sure when I will have internet connection again as hubby's parents don't have one so have a wonderful weekend and I hope to be back soon!