Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Deep Dark Cave & 200th Post!

We went to Fantastic Caverns while in Springfield also. They take you on a riding tour through the cave. It was interesting and fun. Here is one of the sinkholes.....scary, though it doesn't look like it on this picture. One of them went down 35 ft.
Beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. I always get mixed up on which is which, though!
There was actually a stage in here and back in the 20's they had concerts in this cave!
Here we are leaving, most people had to duck. The kids on here were brave...one adult got off when we were just barely inside and walked back out...claustrophobia maybe?

This is my 200th post, can you believe it? so I am cooking up a giveaway to celebrate! Stay tuned....

11 comments:

Pat said...

Congrats on 200 posts!!! AND....here is the way I used to teach my students to remember between stalactites and stalagmites...........the word CEILING starts with a C so stalaCtites are on the ceiling. The word GROUND starts with a G....so stalaGmites go up from the ground. They seemed never to have trouble remembering after that little "letter trick".

Rachel said...

stalactites stick tight to the cieling, stalagmites might reach the top. we have a lot of caverns around here. congrats on 200.

maggi said...

I too was always taught to remember the c for ceiling and g for ground - never got it wrong since. I love the formations you get to see in caves although I have to admit that they do not rate as my favourite place. I did, however, go to an all night concert in Chislehurst Caves in South London in the sixties. Round every corner there was a different band playing - brilliant.

Barb said...

I never had a chance to go there but it looks wonderful. Wonderful about your 200th post as well.

Judi said...

Congratulations on the 200th post. I live so close and have never been there. Looks like you all had fun.

Vivian said...

Sounds like a great experience for you, but I could have been the lady sneaking out. The claustrophobia seems to be getting worse as I get older. Oh to be young and carefree again.
Major congratulations on your 200th post!

Fiesta said...

absolutelt claustrophobic for me though I have been in a cave twice.
Excellent pictures. Thanks for sharing Jean. You did so much in such little time.

Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

The photos are wonderful. I remember....mites go up and tites go down.. I have no idea who taught me this, but that is how I remember.

Margarita said...

Congratulations on your 200th.

The way I was taught about the stalagmites and stalagtits was that the tites had to hang on tight or they would fall down and the mites might make it to the top.

Willeke said...

Very nice. I saw something similar in former Yugoslavia (1975) It was quite imposing!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on 200 posts!
And also on being able to go into these caves! I'm pretty sure I would be too scared to go in!