Monday, May 17, 2010
Killing Time in Northern Alabama
So the title sounds as if we are bored out our minds, but the truth is anything but. We went to a state park and found this marker. We actually walked along part of the original route of the Trail of Tears, a fact with both thrilled the history buff in me, and made my inner empath tremble. What a sorrowful tale. Finally, a good picture of the two of us. I recently purchased a tri-pod and feel like a (semi) pro photographer.
...and this is the view underneath. This is called Cathedral Caverns. Parts of the cave are so enourmous that you can fit a 10-story building within it. Amazing. There is an underground river and crystals everywhere. It is lit with artificial light and the tour includes a moment when the guide turns all of the lights out so that we could experience total darkness. If you have never experienced this I would totally recommend it-it is quite a sensation to be competely devoid of sight.