June 6th 2015
In my attempt to catch up on all my behind blogging I realize I am a little out of chronological order and many of these posts are rushed...but here goes a great day spent at a big cave deep in the hills of upstate NY farming country.
Apparently the is not much life down deep in these caverns, the only plant life has entered as spores brought in on visitors clothing...and it is a bit cooler then up on the outside, I think it was a something like a constant 64 degree's.
Here we were able to touch the calcium rock. Notice the difference from the picture above. The oils on peoples hands created an effect on these rocks. It feels like bone and very smooth.
A shot of the brothers,.
So there is a funny story about this picture....SPOILER ALERT!!! Stop reading now if you plan to go to Howe and want to hear the silly story yourself...but as the story goes there was a troop of boy-scouts visiting the caves and one scout had a pet mouse...(I cannot recall the mouse's name) which he had in his pocket during the tour...apparently the mouse bit the young scout which the scout then threw the mouse,,,he landed in the ice cool waters below and he jumped so high from the cold he hit the ceiling and froze there....below is this very mouse frozen to the ceiling wall. (It actually looks like a mouse in real life...this picture does not do it justice.) I will let you decide if this story is true or not.
The cave actually has a wedding alter. (I couldn't get a picture as there were so many people on our tour). Below Kelly here is a heart shaped calcium rock. Legend is if you stand on this with your lover you will be married within the year, Single you will find your true love,...Married...well??? I guess you will stay in LOVE forever. Kelly stepped all over that heart!!
We ended the tour with some ice cream....from a machine. The boys only wanted it because of how it was delivered.
This day trip ended with a few new facts, some memories and a long ride back home through the farms of upstate NY.