We were back in the trees on our last site and our MiFi couldn't get a signal. This new site is out in the open and we are getting a signal just fine. I'll have to remember that when I make reservations next time!
Our 3 Grand Daughters are now home. I'm afraid we didn't pick a very good week for them to come up to Indian Lake camping. It was cold and rainy most of this past week and they only went swimming about 3 times. The water was really cold and I only ventured in with them once. We tried to find things to do so they didn't get bored. We did some crafts, and yesterday, we took them to Ohio Caverns. I think they really enjoyed that.
The Ohio Caverns are located 4 miles East of West Liberty, Ohio on State Route 245. If you have never seen it and are not claustrophobic it is really something to see! Grandpa stayed topside because he is really claustrophobic and it wouldn't be a good place for him to be. It is the largest and most beautiful of all Ohio caves. It has crystal white stalactite and stalagmite formations that are very beautiful. They offer two different tours, one is the historic tour, which tells how the caverns were made and about the farm they were found on and the people who lived there and the history of the caverns. The other tour has the most stalactites and stalagmites and the most beautiful colors. We took the historic tour, you go down 48 steps underground. The temperature in the caverns is a constant 54 degrees year round. The air inside the caverns is always fresh, and cool. Now bear in mind that I have knee replacements in both knees, and I had no trouble doing the tour. Going down the steps was not a problem and walking the paths through the caverns was not a problem. However the 32 steps up to the top to get out of the caverns seemed like 132 steps. I made it all the way up the steps but boy was I out of breath when I got there. I had to sit for a while before walking to the truck. It showed me how out of shape I really am!
Here are just a few of the pics I took on the tour, if you are one of my Facebook friends you can see the whole album on there. As you can see it is quite colorful. There are much more colors and crystals on the other tour. If there is a next time I want to take them on the other tour, but I will have to work up to
that one because it is longer
and has more steps. There is a lot of signatures from between the 1800's through the 1920's when people were allowed to go tour the caverns on their own. They were given an oil lantern and left to go through
Happy Belated Father's Day:
I want to wish my Poppy, my step Dad and Hubby Mike a Happy Father's Day, cos I couldn't since we had no internet then. So to them, and all Fathers out there here in person and in heaven Happy Father's Day!
Well I think I am up to date now, but I may have forgotten something, I'm not sure if I did I'll try to write about it tomorrow. So that's it for now until I see ya's next time...