A couple of weekends ago, when the weather was Gorgeous, while we were down to just three kiddies, Sanj and I took our half-sized family to the Warsaw Caves. With us, Jordan, Zachary and Joshua… we made our way to the various caves…
This is a picture of Josh entering the first cave. As you can see, he is very tentative and really wanting to be brave (as Indiana Jones would have been) and yet there was fear threatening to take over… and yet he did it! It was so dark!!!
As we continued exploring, we heard a loud rustling and there in front of us was a HUGE porcupine racing up the tree!
There is something about being in nature… of exploring and learning that just seems to calm the rowdiest of boys!
I braved a few of the caves, freezing because I didn’t really dress appropriately for the cold caves that still had snow and ice in some of them. It was SO DARK in there and narrow. Being a fearful creature naturally, I was constantly thinking of cave ins and bears. Were the bears all awake from hibernating? Lots of prayers were flowing through me as we wandered through the dark spaces. I was also so grateful to not come into contact with the dreaded bats either!
Thankful for the flash on my camera… kind of a cool picture.
As we ventured further into the park, we came upon my boys heaven… an area with rocks to climb and a creek of sorts with all kinds of fun things to catch.
After we walked by the lake, skipped rocks, identified some tracks in the mud, we made our way back to the truck.
On our way home, Josh declared, “This was the best day ever!”