The smaller one started out enthusiastic at the beginning, complete with walking stick.
About halfway up the walking stick became a pulling stick. Yay for dads to pull kids up mountains!
All along the trail there were various warning signs:
I thought this shirt was very appropriate for this particular day's work. Check out the tough guy expression.
Note to mom: It's not cool to smile if you're a boy over the age of 11 1/2.
Good to know.
See the red line behind this cute girl. These lines denoted the danger zones where rock falls frequently happen. We were instructed NOT to stop and take pictures while in the red zones.
So of course we had to. But at least she is watching for falling rock! So that makes it okay, right?
After 1 1/2 miles and 1000 feet, combined with the implied threat of "LAST CHANCE" for bathrooms - who wouldn't take advantage of the opportunity to relieve oneself in a cool place like this?
Get it? Relieved? hee hee!
The cave was amazing, but my camera phone wouldn't do it justice, so you'll just have to go see it for yourselves. My favorite part is always the place where they turn off all the lights and it's pitch black and my eyes bulge out trying to pick up any trace of light. Except this time I was a little chapped because there was a kid with light-up shoes who kept shuffling around and RUINED the moment. SMACK. At least it was dark so no one saw who hit him.
It wasn't me!