Heat, chicken and fireflies

Whoooooa nelly its hot and humid here in West Virginia and the forecast for the Mammoth Cave area in Kentucky is more of the same.  The trailer has a pretty good AC unit in it so it keeps us comfortable.  Today we were driving from Jim’s campground to Singing Hillls campground just outside of Mammoth cave national park so the Beast’s AC would keep us cool.  The drive was pretty uneventful.  We stopped along the way and treated ourselves to a Subway sandwich and the coolness of the restaurant (the AC in Ava only works when we have shore power…so it was hot at lunch time).

We arrived at Singing Hills campground mid afternoon and got set up and the kids went over to the office to pick out a movie.  First place we’ve seen that has movies you can borrow!  The movie they chose was Chicken Run.  You ever see it?  Pretty funny movie.  Its about some chickens who plot their escape from the farm because they know they will become chicken pot pies otherwise.  Some of the chickens were content to stay on the farm where they were fed and protected and such.  But the one chicken wants freedom…she wants to know what else is out there…she wants the adventure of the unknown.  I hope the kids got a bit of a taste of what’s out there and the adventures of the unknown during our travels…I hope it sparked in them a lifelong love of travel.

Steph made a yummy dinner…chicken!!  We enjoyed our meal outside even though it was a bit hot and humid.

After dinner the kids were playing in the large grassy area they had there at the campground.  There was a horseshoe pit that the boys played with and Brielle gave frisbee lessons to the little girl in the camper next to ours.
Catch it
As the sun set and the sky darkened Dacen and I pulled up a sky map to identify some of the bright specks we saw in the sky.  Jupiter was one and Mars the other.  Then there were some moving stars…huh?  What? Wait a minute…hey those are fireflies!  Between the two neighbor kids and our three they were having a blast chasing and catching the glowing flies.  I remember the first time I saw fireflies down in Mexico just outside Mexico City…I was maybe in 4th grade.  I was completely amazed by the creatures.  I’m more than 4 times older now and I’m still amazed at God’s creativity.  Even if we do nothing else in Kentucky I’d call it a success because I got to enjoy watching my kids see fireflies for the first time!

3 thoughts on “Heat, chicken and fireflies

  • June 18, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    When I was younger than was a favorite pass time at night after we played hide and seek with all the neighborhood kids. That was back in the time you could stay out late and play all over the neighborhood with out your parents worrying if you were safe. We would get a jar with a lid and put grass in it and catch the fire flies. Then you could watch them while you were suppose to be going to sleep. Ahhhh the joys of childhood!

  • June 20, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Ohhhhhhh…I LOVE fireflies! But I don’t remember them in Mexico? Some of the best I’ve seen are in Ohio …specifically the Cleveland area. They were huge!

    • June 20, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      It was on our way to Tasco. We stayed at that family’s house and went out for a walk at night and saw them. I think 🙂


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