en la cueva escondida
the other night i was exhausted after work, snacking on fudge and looking at blogs when my friends called me to go explore a cave at 8 pm. i was like, um, yeah right. that sounds way too cold, uncomfortable, and scary to make me get up off my lazy ass. then i was like, wait. wait just a minute. who am i to be such a loser? i love adventures, right? let's keep that in mind self. pulled on jeans under the nightie and went out into the cold, uncomfortable scary night air with the best group of lively explorers a girl could want!
jorden is a science teacher. so....we're safe right?
i still can't believe i went down in there!
by the way, what i fondly call a "cave" is actually an abandoned mine.
does that make it more or less scary?
once you creep through that freaky opening and down into the earth a bit, it opens up enough to stand.
i was breathing easier...except for the scary log that seems to be holding the whole thing up? oh, and werid broken down cart tracks and piles of bat dung and the close dampness of that hidden lair.
and joey and daniel with head lamps.
we came out a different way than where we went in. if this had been our entrance, NO THANKS.
here's em coming through the birth canal into the fresh-aired night.
we wandered around the land for a while. my brother and his friends have explored there many times before and they call it "middle earth."
and then we found this sign, whoops:
and other cool/creepy stuff:
but best of all were the brilliantly shining stars in the sky and us all trying to remember the names of constellations and talking about astonomy and our dream houses and other such fun topics.
sunny february days = the mood for pure adventure.
here's hoping for many more!