|No, this is not a picture of me :)|
Well, I'm one of them for the first time in my life, and we are the cavers. Yes, I went caving Saturday with my sister plus 9 other people, and I loved it!
Here is my adventure.
Sending the newbies down first with lights, our insane gathering discovered that caves aren't always like in the pictures. They are damp and dark and grey and rough, with tiny hanging bats. The ground is anything but even and walkable, and my whole upper right shin is bruised up from the crawling.
|Not all caves look like this|
Oh, and the laughs we had! From the 12 year old constantly stating that he was "very hungry", to my near silent being, and the guy's goofy jokes. There were many, many little crevices and holes, being a natural cave, so when Brian was trying to squeeze his slim frame into an even slimmer tunnel, we all agreed that he could make it if any of us because "he had no hips".
"What!" exclaimed he, in good humor, "I feel like this is Insult Brian Day, or something. How dare you hurt my feelings!"
|They're more like this.|
One of our passengers needed to work at 11, so we hurried back to the most central town and he went in one of our group's houses to shower. Mom and Dad were in bed when my sister and I finally returned home, and we quietly and efficiently showered.The next day at church, we all smiled knowingly at each other as we passed by in the hallways, knowing how much different we had looked only hours before. ;)
So would I go caving again? Yes, I honestly would!