We were blessed with clear roads to begin our first transition further west.
We decided to find the Lost Sea. So glad we did! What a cool place! Well, it was actually warmer inside the cave than out side, 58 degrees year round!
Did you know that the body can’t feel the effects of moonshine inside the cave because the air pressure keeps the alcohol in the small intestines? Men had a rude awakening when they surfaced out of the cave after a night in the underground tavern.
We had a really great tour guide. Shelby. She was articulate and humorous. Learned that a 13 year old boy discovered the underground lake in 1905. He wasn’t given credit for it until he was the only one to describe the granite at the entrance at age 73.
Beautiful rainbow trout vibrant and thriving in this crystal blue underground lake.
One of the neatest parts of our tour was experiencing totally darkness for a whole minute. Did you know that if you lived in total darkness for 14 days you would go bling? That was a really neat experience.
We got back on the road and headed westward. It wasn’t long before we ran into a winter wonderland.
I decided we were too close to Burgess Falls not to stop and see it in the snow. Just a few miles off I40, we must.
A 3/4 mile hike to the falls brought plenty of icicle licking and kicking.
The bluffs were impressive
And the falls spectacular
Here is a few seconds of it live
Really glad we took the trail even though it said “treacherous”.
3/4 mile hike back to the car was so easy we ran.
Listen to what she said!
What a beautiful and adventurous day with my girls .
We ran into a snow storm
My heart raced
My palms sweated drivibg
20 miles felt like 100
We finally reach our exit and the car in front of us hits a snow ice patch, spins around TWICE, and keeps going.
But then NOBODY is delivering food. Not Door Dash, not Grub Hub. Nobody.
🤪 We find a place close by and venture out again.
I’m no longer shocked. The food is delicious!
It was definitely time to settle in for the night.
We started a Spades Championship snd played 4 rounds.
But she caught on quickly!
Sleepy time set in and we read the first chapter of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle and called it a night.
Snow is still falling hard outside the window. I wonder what wonders tomorrow will bring.