Wednesday we took a tour of the Big Room, no pictures since they don't allow cameras, while we've seen nicer caves (in our opinion) the one really noticeable thing about these caves is the lack of damage to the formations by humans. The Big Room is only open part of the year due to the bats taking it back, this is the first cave that we've seen do this, what a great concept after all the bats were there long before humans were. Wednesday the weather started turning cooler and the winds really kicked up so the afternoon was spent at home getting some of the everyday chores done.
|Baby mule deer who visited us between rain showers|
Thursday we toured the Throne Room, again no pictures but another enjoyable cave to visit. This cave had the biggest column (when a stalactite meet a stalagmite it forms a column) we'd ever seen. The afternoon turned rainy and cold (40's) so I got started on the Christmas cards and our Christmas letter. I'm having a difficult time remembering it's almost Christmas, no decorations out and the warmer temps are throwing my internal clock off.
Today we left AZ and headed east on I-10, we are just over the Texas border in a park behind the local Camping World. It's got inexpensive laundry so getting that done, the location is great and we've made reservations for tomorrow night 250 miles down the road. We will be in Texas for more than 2 months, the longest I've stayed in the state since I moved north in 1971, hopefully this cold front won't affect us too much.
We really enjoyed our 3 weeks in Arizona and look forward to coming back another year, still so much to see and do there. We will be on the move for the next few days, heading slowly to the Gulf Coast, our reservations start on 12/16 so we have 10 days or so to get there, we do have a few ideas on things to do along the way, if the weather cooperates.
Until next time...