Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Missouri's Buried Treasure!

We made it back to St. Louis safe and sound, though tired, as we drove straight through this time! We made it in just 17 hours! That was with a 1 1/2 hour stop to visit my parents though. So, we managed to get in around 12:30am EST. YIKES! The kids were wiped out so we slept in. Claire is doing well. No fever today! The antibotics are clearly working but are they working well enough? The last round worked too...while she was on them. We need this round to knock out that nasty bacteria!

I love the weather up here. It is so hot in Charleston but it is so mild here in Missouri! Around noon today we decided to drive out to Meramac Caverns. The kids have never been to a cave before so we thought it might be kind of neat. It was! Meramac Caverns have been touted as "The Greatest Show Under Earth" and made the GORP top ten US caves list. It was a nice afternoon. We saw all kinds of cool rock formations in this seven story labyrinth under The Ozarks.
Noah, Isabel, Claire and Parker with stalactites in the background (yes, I had to look up stalactites and stalagmites, because who can remember which ones grow down and which ones grow up!)

The largest single cave formation in the world-The Stage Curtain! It is magnificent!

Mining fun!

Tomorrow is "casting day" take 3! One mother said that every time they took her daughter's casts off it was like opening a Christmas present! I know what she meant. We can't wait to see what is under that hot pink wrapping!

1 comment:

Observer of Life said...

The easiest way to remember the difference between stalactites and stalagmites:
stalaCtites - grow from the Ceiling
stalaGmites - grow from the "Ground"

We're glad Claire's doing better, and continue to keep you all in our prayers!