Janice Williams Loves Austin And sometimes I write about it.

November 27, 2012

So Much To Be Thankful For

Filed under: Travel — Janice @ 12:12 am

We got home from our Thanksgiving trip on Saturday and we had had a wonderful little 3-night vacation. I won’t go into it all now because it is late and I am tired and there was just too much to tell. Instead, I’ll post a picture and hope it begins to tell the story. This is from the Caverns of Sonora. I had maybe vaguely heard of the caverns before I happened upon them as I was planning this trip. They happened to be close to where I thought we might spend the night on Wednesday, the night before Thanksgiving, and then I noticed they were even open on Thanksgiving Day! What a find! So this is where we spent the first part of our Thanksgiving. We walked about 2 miles within these deep dark caves full of stalactites, stalagmites, and helictites – a term I had never even heard, but now I love it! It is similar to the others except it follows no rules! Unlike the stalactites that form as the water drips from the cavern ceiling, the helictites push out from the walls and then may grow up or in a pretzel shape. They may grow off of the side of a stalagmite. They are very rare, but there are millions in these caverns so we learned a lot about them from Steve, our guide.

So here is me and Mark looking scared and looking like we are in a very narrow passageway – neither of which is true:

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