Our compact car has been a good sport thus far in our remodel project, stepping up to the challenges of whatever we fill it up with at the home store. Good thing our house is just a few miles from the store.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Today we we went on a mini road trip to Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna. Realizing we haven't explored much of Florida yet, much less the neighboring counties, a new visit was in order. The drive was close to 1.5 hours one way, but we passed the time easily with pulling up music on Google Music, trying to guess artists and song titles of classic rock and old country music. A few conclusions: We knew more Chicago than we thought. Also discovering how much we love Sawyer Brown, even though haven't thought of them in 15 years.
Anyway, it was an on and off rainy day today, with typical mugginess. Florida Caverns State Park features the only public cave tours in Florida.
We bought tickets for the 4 pm cave tour, so we had a little time to kill before the tour.
Checked out the museum, learning about Florida snakes...
Sign welcoming tour attendees.
|They weren't lying.|
Right on cue, there was a bat sighting, a sleeping one. Of course the bat was in a narrow passage that the group needed to pass through, so we were to pass quietly and no flash photography near it. I am surprised the kids on the tour with us didn't freak out (or an adult), but the bat didn't stir once. A real well-behaved bat or well placed fake bat? Hmmm... Didn't matter, I took an obligatory zoomed in blurry shot and kept my distance. I didn't care to find out. :-)
After the tour, we checked out the Blue Hole Spring, swimming area in the park that is spring-fed. Did not look refreshing, but I think the recent flooding made the water dark and cloudy. The swimming area was closed anyway.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Painting has begun! In the living room, kitchen, and hallway. Well the kitchen has a sage-y green facing wall. We don't think much wall is going to be visible once the kitchen is put together. If there ends up being some, we'll paint those spots later.