Day 6: Home

Day 6: Home

There is hardly anything to report, but it felt weird not formally wapping up this little trip. The drive from Louisville to home was only about four and a half hours and completely unremarkable. We listened to a week worth of The Daily, played a ton of Mario Kart, read a bit, and let the miles fly pass us. We were home before 3 and we unpacked with the laundry started within 20 minutes. We’ve become pros at this getting…

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Day 5: Bourbon Day

Day 5: Bourbon Day

15 years ago, when I was the mere age of 21, we got married. We we’re so very young, but it was so the right decision for us. The best part of our marriage is that we’ve allowed one another to grow as individuals, but have continuously grown stronger as a couple. I think that’s our secret. I’m me. He’s him. But we’re us. Together we make a pretty remarkable parenting team, if I shall say so myself. Without question,…

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Partner Post

Partner Post

Hello, we are Zoe and Ellie Knott reporting from Louisville Kentucky on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:15 p.m.. We have some very important information to share: IT WAS BORING. We started the day with our parents waking us ap at 8:01 can you believe that? That was boring because we has to shower when we could have been having a delightful dream. We had a boring breakfast of clid bars and pop tarts. We spent the whole day standing…

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Day 4: Mammoth Cave

Day 4: Mammoth Cave

Today was spectacular. Honestly, I wasn’t really looking forward to it. We were just in Lehman Caves last month and did Timpanogos Cave last year. I thought we were caved out. I figured that once you have seen a cave, you have kind of seen all caves. I was so proven wrong today. I was here as a child and have no recollection of it, so it was a new adventure for us all. Last week, Zak did a great…

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Day 2 & 3 Z and E interview

Day 2 & 3 Z and E interview

What was the most interesting thing you learned today? E: I didn’t know that it happened that close to us. Z: That 25,000 people died in that battle. I wonder how many died throughout the war? What was your favorite part of the day? E: Swimming for the last time in the pool. Z: I liked learning all of the history and swimming. What was your least favorite part of the day? E: The temperature to was to hot. Z:…

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Grand Avenue and Violet City

Grand Avenue and Violet City

Today we were in Mammoth Cave National Park. We woke up at a early time that I do not know. And drove 1.5 hours to Mammoth Cave. We arrived to the visitors center just before it opened at 8:00. We got our tickets for our tours and our Jr. Ranger programs.  Our first tour was at 9:00 it was called the Grand Avenue tour. This tour was 4 miles and 4 hours. We learned about the history of the cave…

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Underground

Underground

Today we did 2 tours the first tour we did was the grand Avenue. It was 4 Miles long and it was 4 hours long. The 2 tour we did was 3 miles and 3 hours. The most interesting things I saw today was the stalactite and stalagmites at the end of the 2 tour. I liked the 1ed tour better because you could see the cave formations better. Mammoth Cave is my favorite cave we have visited because it…

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Day 3: Stone’s River Battlefield

Day 3: Stone’s River Battlefield

Zak and I both have vivid memories of our parents taking us to Civil War battlefields as youngsters. We both recall hating it and not seeing the point of staring at an empty open field. We both remember being grumpy and not pleasant to be around during these family excursions. So, we made the compassionate parent choice and made our kids explore a Civil War battlefield today.  But! Wait! This one was really interesting! There was a driving audio tour!…

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Low

Low

Today almost felt like a normal summer day! We woke up at 5:30 and were on the road to Mammoth Cave NP shortly after 6. This is the fourth cave we’ve visited in our adventures and it was completely different than the others. As I said many many times today, Mammoth Cave is incredibly big. We spent seven hours underground covering seven miles of tunnels. We didn’t repeat anything and saw less than one percent of the total cave. The…

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Day 2: Nashville

Day 2: Nashville

Country music, fried chicken, and swimming. That pretty much sums up the day. Our first stop on our exploring Nashville day was Biscuit Love. We found this on one of the internet’s lists of top things you must do in Nashville. It did not disappoint. Zak and I each had the number one sandwich in all of America according to Bon Appetite magazine. Fresh biscuits, homemade sausage gravy, sharp cheddar, and a perfectly fried chicken thighs. Oh my. It was…

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