For the Perseid meteor shower, a group of friends and I decided to rent a cabin in Red River Gorge for the weekend. Just over a year ago, our same little group stayed in this same cabin. So, it was nice to get us all back together and relive it in a sense.
Kentucky was still experiencing record high temperatures. That combined with the fact that my left foot was still hurting like crazy meant that we pretty much stuck around the cabin area and did not do any hiking this time. I would find out just a few days later that I actually still had glass in my foot.
I didn’t want to spend the whole weekend cooped up, so after a Saturday lunch at Miguel’s Pizza, Jon and I decided to head over to Natural Bridge State Park. Since my foot was still in pain, we paid the $9 each (!) to take the sky lift up to the top of the bridge. It was worth the $9. The website for the sky lift states its an 11 minute ride up and an 11 minute return trip. I’d say that is close to being accurate.
The scenery to the top was beautiful. I have a tendency to become a bit nauseous when it comes to heights. The last ascent had my stomach turning a bit. Steep!
At the top, we hiked just a short distance over to the top of the park’s namesake. This was my second time visiting the park and the views were just as amazing to me as the first trip.
After spending some time there, we hiked over to the other overlook point. This point can actually be seen in the second to last picture posted. I love this area because it is always so windy! It makes me feel even more rumbly in my chest when I peek out over the edge!
It was then time to make our way back to the parking lot. We got back on the sky lift and started the 11 minute trip down.
We made our way back to the cabin to prepare and enjoy a delicious dinner with our friends and settle in for the night. I love going to Red River Gorge. Its so peaceful and laid back that the weekend seems to go on forever. I can’t wait until we get the chance to go back again.