Well, my Step-mom Bette was here this week for a visit, and boy we sure did have a great time.
We did some real exploring around my new home and Bette was just the one to get me going!
She had me going down roads in every direction!We even found this great view and guess what? It's for sale if you're interested! We wanted to check out Cathedral Caverns since it's only about 12 miles from my house and off we went to see what we would find. Well, we were more than pleasantly surprised.
We were in AWE! The cave has quite a few "world record" categories and you can check them out at the linked site on my title. Just entering and turning around is quite a sight to behold. Looking in from the entrance.Just to prove this cave was once part of an ocean floor our guide had us look up to the ceiling, near the entrance, to see a tooth of a "meglalodon" a pre-historic shark. It was about 3 inches across.The structure above is "Goliath" the world's largest stalagmite. It measures 45' tall and 243' around! There are pools of water and it was a little frightening to find out the cave floods, and at times one of the bridges we were on has water come right up to the bottom of it. It was way up there. This is one area that floods. If you look at that spotlight above on the left, you can see the old rail where people used to walk! NO THANKS!! This was one of the old bridges, which would be completely under water since I'm photographing from the bridge that the water reaches. That's a little stream at the bottom. Here we are in one of the big rooms of the cavern. I never did find out why that hard hat is down there but where I'm standing is what would be the fourth floor of a 12 story building that could fit in that space. YIKES! The room is 200 feet wide and 792 feet long! Can you see the caveman and his "Rock" weiler?There are several stalagmite forests in the cave. This was the last one for us to see, as our trip turned around here. There will be a new "wild cave" journey you can take soon. But one of the rooms would have you squeezing though a 5 gallon pail sized hole for 5 feet. I'm not sure if that is for me. Next time I go, I will spend a lot more time inside. It was just a thrill of a lifetime to enjoy this beautiful work of nature.
More on our adventures in my next post.
Please be sure to click on my title to see the link of Cathedral Caverns!