Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cave Without a Name

A couple weeks ago we decided it had been a while since our last Family Adventure. So, we found ourselves on the road to The Cave Without a Name. I was a little nervous to take our children to a cave where there would be limited light and echoing spaces.We had a good time though. It was a couple hours away so with Hannah's help we bought some fun food and prepared our picnic lunch. We arrived at the cave and hastily ate our lunch. We went down in the cave and on our way down the guide pointed out this little guy: It is a very tiny bat, about the size of Hannah's fist. We saw a few more down in the cave but luckily they were happily sleeping and oblivious to our noise.

It was really pretty and we enjoyed most of the experience. Jonathan wasn't very happy about being stuck in the kid backpack so about 2/3 of the way through the tour I just carried him. He weighs about 30 lbs or more so it wasn't the most fun but he was a lot happier and quieter.

Hannah enjoyed the experience and she did really well when they turned off all the lights and had us sit in the pitch black for a few minutes. She may deny that she liked it if asked but she really thought it was pretty neat.

I love caves so besides the crazy humidity and the slightly wet conditions--it had rained a lot recently--it was a nice Family Adventure.


Halley said...

Wow, what a great find! Very cool.

Sally said...

How cool! We went to Natural Bridge Caverns before we had Caleb--we need to go again:) Is the Cave with No Name connected to Natural Bridge at all, do you know? I'll have to look that up...