S: Mechley Family Vacation Mammoth Cave & Dale Hollow August 2010
BC: Dear Lord, Thank you for watching over us. We were blessed to share this joyful time together, creating amazing memories for our family. Dan Sr. & Joan Dan Jr., Amy, Anna, Katie & Luke Tim, LeighAnn, Reed & Braden
1: In August of 2010, the Mechley clan ventured south to explore MAMMOTH CAVE. We spent the first night of our vacation in WIGWAMS! | Wigwam Village Inn Cave City, Kentucky
2: After a day of caving, we checked into our unique accommodations and enjoyed an evening of games, food & fun.
5: The next morning, the family motored down to DALE HOLLOW for a relaxing escape on the lake. A deluxe house boat, chartered from Sunset Marina, offered a spacious retreat for 11 of us. Clearly, Dan & Joan enjoyed the view from the top deck.
7: We became quite skilled at various methods of emergency exit.
8: The alternate mode of vacation transportation? Our 2005 Chaparral Bow Rider!
10: Three generations enjoyed their time on the water...
11: ...living the lake life.
12: At one point, an unexpected guest was welcomed aboard.
13: Tim took to the wake board easily, unless he tried to cross the wake.
14: It was uncertain if Luke (or Danny) could be trusted to drive the boat...
15: ...but our tubers still managed a few tricks - and made it back to the big boat without a scratch.
17: Back on the house boat, it was hard to tell who was having the most fun!
18: Fishing poles didn't yield any culinary delights, though it was entertaining to watch Tim & Amy untangle their lines.
19: Meal time and movie time were among the few indoor occasions.
20: Before the trip was through, Joan took her first (and last?) ride on the tube. Who knows what our next adventure will be?