I would describe the shape of Cape Cod as a jester’s shoe extending out into the Atlantic from the southeastern corner of Massachusetts. We were parked in the Falmouth area, which is near the heel of the jester’s shoe, at the Sippewissett Campground. We took advantage of the Shining Sea Bikeway which is a 10 mile multi-use path that runs from North Falmouth down to Woods Hole, which is at the tip of the mainland on the heel of the Cape. You may have heard of Woods Hole since it is home to the Oceanographic Research Institute.
The city of Caen (pics) has a long and complex history, most notably, it is known as the city of William the Conqueror, aka, William I, the first Norman King of England. Commanding a prominent hill in the center of the old city is Chateau de Caen, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe, built by William I circa 1060.
The Boeing Aircraft Company assembly plant (pics), located in Everett, WA, is the largest building in the world by volume at 472 million cubic feet. The building covers almost 100 acres and is 1/3 of a mile in length. At this plant they build the 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner jumbo jets.
With over 400 miles so far explored and mapped, Mammoth Cave (pics) is the largest cave system in the world. And it’s the largest by a large margin, larger than the next 3 largest combined. Mammoth Cave is located about 30 miles north of Bowling Green, Kentucky. We made our trip to Mammoth Cave while visiting with my brother who lives on Nolin Lake in Cub Run, KY.