Saturday, August 9, 2014

I'm Back!

So, I'm back in town after a week in Tennessee with essentially no Internet. How's everybody doing? Did you miss me?

See? No Internet. And yes, that's exactly as precarious as it looks.
Also, the reason there's very little visible background? It's a big, big cave.


  1. Been spelunking lately? Where is this? TheBrit and I went last May to the Chattanooga area and had a great time!

  2. Spelunking! Yes, and I was about ten years overdue for it. The trip was a bit of a family vacation (among other things), and one of the things we wanted to do was introduce the boys to caving -- which we did, and I'll have more posts on the topic this week. But first, on Monday, you will hear the unbelievable tale of The Bathroom Of TERROR!

  3. Looks agoraphobic. Caves should not be agoraphobic. It is against the very essence of what a cave is.

    Okay, so technically the essence of what a cave is is the hollow left behind by dissolving underground limestone*, and there's no reason why that can't be big. Nevertheless, the thing I remember most about the caves I've been in was their comforting smallness: sure, I was intellectually aware that there was still enough space for things to be creeping up on me, but it didn't feel like there was. I'm pretty sure you'd be able to feel it in this one.

    *Why yes, I am taking introductory geology this semester.

  4. Actually, I'm with you - I like the smaller caves. But this seemed a good way to start the kids off, since (among other things) the size makes it really difficult to bump your head.


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