The McGillies recently wandered off the beaten path and underground... we were real live spelunkers for the day. We took a trip to the Florida Caverns, near Marrietta, FL... somewhere in the panhandle for those of you not familiar.
This was a true test of my nerves of steel, not only are there some tiny little passages to squeeze through, it's dark and there are bats and moths!!!! We didn't see any, thankfully, but they were there.... the guide said so.
We were surrounded by magnificent colors and formations, there are a number of "rooms", each one having a different name depending on what the rocks look like. There's the wedding cake room and the small room... you get the picture. The guide kinda reminded me of that weird guy in the movie Office Space who keeps getting moved further and further away until he's in the basement. Just sayin'. Ash kinda ran rings around the guy, I am not sure if he's ever encountered such a precocious five year old.
I managed to get some shots down there but you'd have to be a bit of a pro to get something really good. It was so hard to do without the flash and it was a fast moving, no bullshit kind of a tour, I was the only one with a camera so it was a bit like they were all waiting on me.... which is fine in my book but you know... one must be reasonable... right?
It's like being in another world down there, just different, quiet, clean and beautiful.
This looks like a tooth, kinda sorta, and I had to take three hundred shots to get that one drip.
So after a fun packed tour of the caves we ran around the trails a little looking at trees, rocks and
all things nature. It was a perfect afternoon and the best thing of all was when Syd told me
how lucky we are! She's so right!
Finally it was time to hop back into the truck and let the full moon guide us home safely to bed!