Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Nashville Country RV Park- Goodlettsville TN

Name; Nashville Country RV Park, 1200 Louisville Hwy, Goodlettsville TN
Date; 4/12/13 to 4/15/13
Staff/owner; Very friendly and helpful
Price; $38.84 w/9.5% tax, and 10% Good Sam discount. We had a $25. coupon for paying our GS membership when we purchase something from Camping World, some type of special they were having.  We stayed 3 night. They also accept Escapees discount which is 15%, but we couldn't use both the coupon which was GS and then Escapees, only used GS. They are no longer Passport America members.
Site description; We had a pull thru full hook up w/50 amp electric. There are many different type sites. Some are side by side. There are back ins and pull thrus. See Photo's. The roads are narrow. The tree locations make if difficult to get into and out of some of the sites.Sites are on grass/gravel.

Our site, we pulled in along road. We did not have to unhook. Could be a problem getting in or out  if RV in front or back of gets to close.

A RV did pull in in front of us. That is their deck in the bottom of the photo. But we were able to get out ok.

Site across from us. The trees do not let you pull out to the left. And if there is a RV next to you they will have to more there car or truck so you can pull out to the right. Not all sites have this problem. We observed this problem several times.

Big Rig friendly; Yes but with caution. The roads  are narrow and many of the side by side sites are hard to get into and out of. The turns are tight. Just use caution.
Amenities; Pool, not open at this time of year. Small store with limit supplies. LP filling, free morning coffee,picnic tables, small wooden decks on many sites. Small walking trail.
Laundry; Yes, but we never checked it out.
Phone/Wifi/TV; There is cable TV and wifi that worked well. Our Verizon phone worked well.
Dog friendly; Yes but not a lot of area other then roads in park to walk the dog. But there is a small trail you can use.
Night; Low light. Noise- yes- right along and below I 65. We were on the far side of the park and the noise didn't bother us. But this is the biggest complaint on RV Park Reviews.
Book Exchange; Yes small exchange in office.
Opinion; Park is about 10 miles from downtown Nashville. About 2 miles off I 65. Good stop off I 65, but if here to tour Nashville we would stay at one of the parks in downtown Nashville. That way you are closer to shows, restaurants, shopping, etc. The only reason we would stay here again is if they would offer a better discount like Passport America. It is a nice park, but tight, and there is no special reason to stay here.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave KY. April 2013

     We left the Nashville area and drove 75 miles to Park City KY, about 20 miles north of Bowling Green and about 5 miles from Mammoth Cave National Park. This is a new area for us. We are staying at a Thousand Trails/Mid Atlantic Park Diamond Cavers. We wanted to visit the National Park and the Corvette Museum . We will do a review on the RV Park in the future.
On Tuesday we went to Bowling Green to the National Corvette Museum. (See previous post), We also toured the historic downtown of Bowling green.

Historic Fountain Square in Bowling Green KY

       We spend six nights in the area. We stayed an extra day because of heavy rain and more storms.  So far on our trip north we are behind 4 days. But that's ok, we do not have a firm schedule. We just have an idea where we want to go, and head in that directions. We do have a few appointments in Indiana for work on our RV so we allowed two weeks to get there. And we made it to our first appointment on time.
     We started a new Label in our blog archives. It is National Parks and Monuments. We have been to a number of each before we started our blog. So we will list all new ones we visit and label them as National parks or National Monuments. We do have some other parks in our blog and as I get time I'll update the label. 

Mammoth Cave encompasses 53,000 acres.

Red Buds in full bloom all over the area

The way visitors used to get to the cave.

Today depending on your tour you take a propane fueled bus
The wet cave system. We enjoyed this cave area with all the stalactites and stalagmites. This tour was called The Frozen Niagara Tour. The cave was a cool 54 degrees. At presant there are 12 different tours, but we were told they will only be givng 4 to 6 different tours this summer because of cost cutting.
That is water droplets in the upper right photo. Lower right, Linda taking a break.
Bob ducking, A little low and narrow

A cave cricket. There were bats, but we could not film them as the flash would disturb them.
The dry cave system. This is the Mammoth Passage Tour. This is the biggest entrance to the cave. It is also called the Historic entrance. It was the entrance that was first used to take tours into the cave. It also has some of the biggest rooms.

Those little spots are tiny dust particals floting in the air. The camera makes them look very large.

Salt Petre mining during the Civil War. Use to make gunpower.

The Green River ferry. Sure glad there is a sign

On the ferry, looking ahead and then out the side.

Looking back
Cedar Sink Hike, .8 mile one way. We got to the end and it started to rain, needless to say we got petty wet.  It is a wild flower trail, nice and wide with some steps. We encounterd a few wildflowers and a few turkeys ,  we were a little to early for all the flowers

Going down is not to bad, but.............

This is Joppa church.

Good Springs church and very large cemetery that goes back to the 1800's to the 1960's.

Saw this sign, stopped and backed up to make sure we read it correctly.  Just what is "home grown pizza". This sounds similar to  Nick's( my cousins husband) description about "home made shrimp". Maybe Nick is also a sign maker
There is a camp ground in the national park for RVs. We were told  there is no size limit, but many of the sites we saw were very short, and some very narrow. So use caustion if you have a big rib. There were some big rigs in the campground.
Nolin River Lake, a Corp of Engineers lake, located near Mammoth Cave. We took a loop road via the ferry to get to this lake.  Construction started in 1959. A $40 million yearly benefit to the economy of the area.  Winter pool 2890 acres, 30 miles long. Summer pool 5795 acres. Flood pool 14,530 acres, 58 miles pong.  See http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/nrl

Friday, April 26, 2013


    We are jumping ahead on our blogs to give an update on out accident. While traveling through Indianapolis I was in a fender bender. I was hit on the passengers side of the truck while towing our RV. Lucky the RV was missed.The damage was over $3000. We have made arrangements to get the truck fixed in Middlebury in IN. So we will be in this area a little longer. To answer friends emails that drive  Fords and Dodges and have teased me about changing brands, all I can say is I am glad I was in a Chevy or they would still be picking up the pieces of those other makes. LOL The tape is to hold the tail light in place, as the tabs holding it were cracked and we had about another 150 miles to travel for our appointment 7:30 the next morning. I didn't want to take a chance of it possibly falling out. The two insurance companies are fighting it out to see who will pay. There were no charges filed. Linda following me saw the other driver hit the curve and bounce off it into the side of the truck. I saw him in my mirrors swerve, but I didn't know why. He was coming very fast. So we'll see what happens.

   I know it doesn't look like $3000. + in damages, but here it is. It will be a lot more if they have to take off the bed of the truck, but they are hoping that they can get the fender off without doing that. There is more buckling then you can see in the photo's.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Missing person report filed

     We filed a missing persons report today. We are the microwave/connection oven, range and toaster oven. We haven't seem Linda for at least a week. What happened to her? We suspect all the good restaurants in the area.

National Corvette Museum, Bowling green KY

      One of the reasons we stoped in this area was to visit the Corvette Museum. This is the high altar for Corvette owners and enthusiasts. The museum is 115,000 square feet. We enjoyed seeing all the "vettes". They have done a super job on building this museum. We were amazed at all the cars and memorability.

The start of legend


This mural was made from photo's, see the next photo.



Amazing story.