My sister and her husband and I took the kids to Dixie Caverns today. It's only an hour from where we live and I hadn't been there since I was in grade school. I remembered loving it and being amazed at how BIG it was. It's not as big as I remember it, but it's still just as gorgeous. Maybe more since I can actually appreciate more of the natural beauty. I already can't wait to go again. I'm just a cave lover.
At the end of the tour our guide took us back to the large open area where we started and explained to us that if we were ever lost in a cave without a flashlight that we would go blind after a week because the human eye would strain so hard to focus on something it would simple wear out. Then and only then would hysteria set it. (Why didn't I bring a flashlight?) Then our guide calmly told us she was going to shut off the lights so we could experience cave darkness and that she would be back in about a week to turn the lights back on. Ha ha. Very funny. She did turn the lights off and I'm telling you it was darker than anything I had ever experienced before. But the best part had to be when Isaac spoke up above the group a few seconds after the lights turned off and said, 'Whoa, I just turned invisible'. The entire trip was worth it just to give him the experience of 'being invisible'.