Tuesday, June 15, 2021

R.R.V. Florinada Captain's Log - Day 9

On board, I'm the captain, so climb aboard...They said, Come Sail Away... 

I sang to myself as the crew crossed the Styx River.  Today the crew had a forced march across the Styx River, up the Green River, past Dixon's Bat Cave, and down and out Mammoth Cave.

Here the crew took a break before the descent into Mammoth Cave.

Mammoth Cave was very large and has an interesting history - including commercial use to grow mushrooms, which of course involved a Kentucky style inter-family feud and struggle for control, resulting in the destruction of at least the commercial venture.  I could see a modern Italian family deciding it might be a great place to make coal fired pizzas, and then arguing over whether the addition of coal to a saltpeter mine would result in explosive growth.  Since it's missing the sulfur needed to make gunpowder, I'm sure the pizza would flame out, but Mammoth Cave was really something else.

At the end of the march, the crew found a mammoth sized creature in the middle of a lake.  It was a frightfully playful creature though so we had no problems.

The crew member who's self chosen R.R.V. name is "Baseball", found a Captain's versus Crew Shaving Cream Wiffleball game to participate in.  The Captain flew out to Right Center Field.  "Baseball" flew out to Left Center Field, and "Imposter" had an infield single.  The Captains of course won the overall game.

The crew was also challenged to a race.  The results are obvious from this photo.  If you ain't first, you're last.

Tomorrow, we will be between Scylla and Charybdis.  We've chosen to double-time it back home and forgo the last overnight port as a result.   That will turn a 6 hour drive into a 12 hour drive, but is the best overall option.

Day's Log: Mammoth Cave

1 comment:

  1. That song link dates some of your readers. You will need to fill us in on which crew member has which staff name as we are guessing here to see which one of us is correct.