Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sweet Family Times: Lights Under Louisville at the Mega Cavern

When we were in Louisville a few weeks ago, about 25 of our family members all gathered to check out Lights Under Louisville at the Mega Cavern. It was SO bizarre to have grown up in Louisville but to never have heard of the Mega Cavern!

According to their website, the Mega Cavern is actually a former mine/quarry/limestone cavern founded in the 1930s under the Louisville Zoo. Lights Under Louisville features over 500 lit characters with over 1,000,000 points of light and the only underground light show of its kind on the planet.

All you do is show up, pay the entrance fee, and drive your car through the cavern and look at the fun lights! There are different sections set up, like "small town USA," "dinoland" and the north pole.

It's pretty cute and they play Christmas music throughout. And for our Jewish friends, there is a Jewish section with a beautiful dreidel.

Our family met in a nearby parking lot in order to carpool and caravan through the cavern, and it warmed my heart beyond words to see carload after carload pull in, everyone get out, and gather together. We had a difficult few days after attending our aunt's funeral, so it was sweet to end the weekend together celebrating and going on this adventure together.

Here's a silly little video of my granny dancing like one of the penguins and then my mom and her cousins dancing like the snowmen. It makes me smile so much to see them all again, even virtually!

And yes, my cousin Jeff with the white beard and red sweatshirt IS one of Santa's helpers every year. :) And yes, he and his brother are exactly the reason I always wanted to marry a guy with a great beard. :)

Feeling so nostalgic made me want to re-watch the video I made from our family reunion in Michigan last year, so here is that too!

It was one of my favorite weekends of my life! I am so thankful for these wonderful people.

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  1. You already know how much I love the video from the reunion! :)
    Being there when all those cars drove in and we all gathered around our cars was something I will never forget. Family is everything! Aunt Jean would have been right there doing "the penguin" with granny!

  2. Awesome family! Gail is right, family is everything.
    Wishing you a great week,


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