Tuesday, August 4, 2015

WW: Meramec Cavern {Linky}

Meramec Cavern was my favorite stop on our trip to Missouri. You can camp there, but we camped a ways away at a KOA. 

We stayed in a cabin because it has been so rainy.



We were excited to go cave exploring. It got to 50 degrees in the cave. This was the boy's 2nd cave that they've been in. I made sure I grabbed our headlamps. Travis was laughing at us because he refused to wear one.


Headlamps fit better on boy hair. We're all looking up because otherwise you just see light in the photo.



There is just so many neat formations inside this cave! The cave is 400 million years old. It's slowly formed from limestone. In the past Native Americans used the cavern system for shelter. 






These formations look like grapes. They call the room in the cave, "The Wine Room". The area is known for their grapes and wine. Sadly we were not served wine.



This spot actually looks twice the size. 1/2 of that is water - a reflection. 



Have you been cave exploring?




 

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19 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

I did a bit of cave exploring as a kid... miss it. What a gorgeous place!

Ai Sakura said...

I've not been to many but I remember one in Western Australia we visited that looked like this. The limestone formations are so interesting!! Quite scared one would suddenly drop down on us though :P

Joyce Lansky said...

Great photos. I think I went as a child, but I'm not sure. I grew up in St. Louis.

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Diana M. said...

Amazing photos! And how awesome is that cave!

kewkew said...

That is just so awesome. Just to let you know, not sure if you did this on every linky, but the one I followed led me to last week's Wordless Wednesday post. I followed your link from Catch My Words.

Theresa Mahoney said...

We took the girls cave exploring when we were in TN 2 weeks ago. It was so fascinating! You got some great pictures!

stevebethere said...

Brilliant photos interesting too, I bet you all thoroughly enjoyed it :-)

pixiedusk said...

We had a chance to go caving before to a place called Wookey Hole. Its a nice place but it is a guided tour so I felt we are being whisked away from the sights.

Would want the tour slower.

Jill Morgenstern said...

Very neat! I went cave exploring as a kid but it would be so fun to go again.

Masshole Mommy said...

That is way cool! We don't have stuff like that up here in New England, so I know for a fact my two would love this.

Kristi Maloney said...

That looks like so much fun. My boys actually have the head lamps, but have never been in caves like that! This will be added to the must do list!!

OrangeHeroMama said...

Oh my gosh, what an amazingly cool place to visit!! I have never been caving before, so your pics have certainly made me want to check one out sometime!! We're just about to head on vacation to BC, I wonder if there are any good ones out there?

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Oh My Heartsie Girl WW (Linky) said...

Thanks for hosting the party, hope you can join me at my party as well.
Have a great day!
Karren

Patrick weseman said...

I never have and want to. That is just amazing.

Harry Flashman said...

I used to grub around in old mines, in Northern California, back in the sixties. My mom would have croaked if she had known.

That's a beautiful cave, and some beautiful pictures as well.

indah nuria Savitri said...

woooow...what a cave! haven't checked this one out but love to come and visit ..

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Going caving is a lot of fun. I haven't done that in years.

Rhonda Albom said...


What a fantastic cave. I went to uni in Missouri (a long time ago) but I never knew about caves. Thanks for sharing these they are really cool.

~ Noelle said...

How fun. Marc would like to do that... Me? Not so much.
I would like the pictures, but I am not an outdoorsy person at all

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