We had time before our tour, so we took in a Ranger program. This one was on how caves are formed. Each child was given a cube of sugar and some clay. They were asked to form the clay over the cube and make an entrance.
Saw one tiny little bat as we were leaving the cave.
My two youngest boys worked hard and earned their Junior Ranger badges! Great job!!!
Its a huge entrance and you can feel the cool air coming from the cave long before you can see the entrance.
I enjoyed seeing these brothers hanging out. They went off exploring by themselves. Found "Cave Island" and were disappointed that they could not find a cave on the island. It did make for an adventure though!
Rebecca and I tried a hike back to our room on a different path. It ended up being much steeper and longer than we anticipated. It did afford a beautiful view though!
We ended the evening with another ranger program - this one on bats. The next day started in a similar fashion - except that we packed up before going out to breakfast. Some of us walked on the paths and others rode over (so the van could be moved closer to the Visitor Center).