Mother’s Day and Meramec Caverns in Missouri – Part 2

April 11, 2014 – Sunday – Mother’s Day (Continued)

We are on our way to the Meramec Cavers in Stanton, MO. There are a hundred signs off I-44 advertising this, so I’m pretty sure we will be able to find this place, even if the GPS messes up again. It’s a pretty road leading to the Caverns.

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We parked and let the dogs out to potty and stretch as we walked by the boat/canoe rental ramp.

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There is a rock sticking out of the water and Chica thinks it “something” alive. She couldn’t take her eyes off it. In the parking lot they visited with another dog.

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We walked up to Granny’s and the gold panning area with the dogs.

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Bill took the dogs back to the RV while I went inside to see when the next cave tour would start. I found out I had a 45 minute wait and went back to tell Bill. He still isn’t feeling good and it was warm in the RV, so he decided to stay with the dogs, leave the windows open for air and lay down, while I did the tour.

I killed time walking around the huge gift shop and displays outside of the cave entrance point. When it was time to line up for the tour, there were a lot of people and kids. I’ve only been on three other cave tours, so I’m hoping this one is just as good, if not better the way it’s so highly advertised. The guides telling us about the cave were very boring the way they talked, almost like they didn’t want to be there. The group was so big, we had to keep stopping to let everyone catch up and stay together so they could turn lights on and off in different sections of the cave. The kids were noisy and talking over the tour guides. The cave itself wasn’t as good as the other ones I’ve seen, plus all the standing around waiting was a bummer. Half the cave, we double backed on the same trail. I couldn’t wait for the tour to end. Glad Bill didn’t take it. I took the following pictures, actually all the blog pictures, with my iPhone. I’m surprised they came out at all, but some are pretty good for a phone camera I think.

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Next I did the Riverboat Ride and took pictures of the Zip Line area. See Part Three

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