Sunday, July 30, 2017

Mimi's Summer Day Camp, Day Eleven --- Caves and Cave Creatures

We had extra campers today, our family from Florida was here visiting and joined us for our trip to see a cave.  First we met for breakfast at Jim's Coffee Shop, and then traveled to Boerne, TX, to see Cascade Caverns.  I can remember going here years ago with our own children when they were young, but its been many years ago.

 See Texas Down Under!
 They have a big dinosaur outside of the cavern. 

 There's a big hole here that you can look down into.  Apparently there was a movie partially filmed here years ago starring Patrick Swayze called Fatherhood.  I'd never heard of it, and it's not on Netflix, but I'm going to try to find it somewhere.

 Here we go, down into the cave!  Joss was fine with it, no fear.  I was a little worried that she might be scared, but not a bit.

The cave was comfortable, a nice coolness, but at the very end it got a bit humid.  

 A tiny brown bat hanging from the ceiling!
 Curtain rock
 This was called the skull -- can you see it? Creepy!!!
 Big Daniel carried Joss some when she got tired.
 KT at the very end of the cave. This is where we turned around and climbed back out.
 Stalactites and stalagmites!

Whew -- we were all hot and sweaty when we got out of there, so it was off to Boerne to have lunch at the Longhorn!

Then back home for a long swim.  We had even more visitors - JR & Ashley with Max, and Jeff & Colleen all came out to visit and swim! We had a wonderful end to this week's camp.
 Joss is just chilling!

What fun! Next week we have no camp since the girls will be in Houston with their Nene and Granddaddy while the Koenigs are in Puerto Rico on vacation.  John and I will be dog-sitting Scout, their new dog. The week after we're going to find out all about Whales!

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