during our stay in fountain, florida, we had two major excursions. the first was monday, when derek was off for the new year’s day holiday. we took the opportunity to hit up florida caverns state park, for a little exploring.
one of the last rooms was the coolest. it was called the christmas tree room, because of a tree shaped stalagmite, but it helped that they had used colorful lighting to illuminate the mineral display.
the kids were all mostly great. anna started off scared and was a little whiny about the 65 degree temperature being too cold. hazel just ran rampant. and isaac seemed genuinely interested and didn’t pull any of his usual nonsense.
back outside, we managed this picture of the cave exit, before the group of 20-ish people that were in our tour group descended upon it for their group photo. also, i just used the word group 3 times in one sentence.
as promised beforehand, each kid got a popsicle on the way out. (this happiness was short lived when isaac dropped over half of his in the parking lot and then when hazel finished hers and didn’t understand why anna wouldn’t share some of hers.)
and that’s our florida cavern adventure!