All posts tagged: Cave City

Stop and Meet Leroy at Cave City’s Olde Gener’l Store

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that the best discoveries you will make on road trips are those you don’t plan for at all. It was under that truth, that we stumbled upon The Olde Gener’l Store in Cave City. Let me backtrack a little. After finishing our awesome tour of Mammoth Cave, we headed to the Wigwam Village No. 2 to check in to our teepee suite. After getting settled there, we went back out on the town to see what Cave City had to offer. Here is where we encountered a problem: With the exception of a few restaurants, there’s not much open in Cave City past 7. At least not in what the locals told us was the “off season.” In the summer months — most likely after Memorial Day and before Labor Day — Cave City is thriving with restaurants, novelty shops, miniature golf courses and alpine slides (yeah, that one confused us, too). Only the biggest attractions stay open year round. Now that’s not to say you can’t find ways to …

Road Trip to Mammoth Cave

We wanted to take a road trip Road trips require a delicate balance of planning — but not too much planning — and a willingness to fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants and understand that the most fun part of your adventure will be the unplanned parts. As any good road tripper knows, you need a few key items when you begin your journey: • A camera (in our case, a camera and a video camera) • An idea of where you’re headed (not necessarily a plan, and definitely not a schedule) • A full tank of gas (we hope you get it cheaper than we did) • Snacks (we got an early start so it was gas station coffee and mini donuts for us) • Directions (they may or may not be written on the back of old receipts) • And a whole lot of patience for when you get stuck in traffic and you miss the tour of Mammoth Cave – the one and only thing you actually scheduled – by a mere 15 minutes. So on a (very) rainy …