Today was the perfect day to venture inside a cave… it was raining cats and dogs, gloomy, a little cool, and perfect for our family field trip
It was raining constantly, but the baby stayed dry under a blanket, and tucked into my Bjorn (like a Snugglie) carrier… venturing down into a cave wearing a baby was a little difficult at times (extra weight on a decline then incline anyone?), but it added a whole new element of excitement to our family adventure. I loved holding him close and at the same time getting to hike inside a cave!
We headed down into the cave with a tour guide and our group, the total descent was about 18 stories down. Water was rushing down the walkway into the cave… and we imagined what it’d be like to get flooded in! We’ve clearly watched too many Magic School Bus episodes, but I thought it’d be great to spend the night in a cave!
It was dark and majestic inside… our oldest had never been inside a cave before, so learning it through real life experience awed him.
This was the view directly above us (photo below)
The discovery crawlway, found in 1960, was just so awesome… everywhere we turned, every new room we entered was just breathtakingly majestic.
There was a beautiful pool of green-blue water, so ethereal….
We were already incredibly deep, but you can see the crevices where the cave just keeps going and going, further and further into darkness.
And then we started the long ascent…
And finally, made it to the surface, with it’s oval shaped ceiling at the very top
We spent about 3 hours there, their ropes course and zip-lining were closed because of the rain, but their maze was open. My husband and our oldest did the maze – and it was my husband’s favorite part because of how much fun it was with our son. Next time we’ll have to do the ropes course together for a date!