Thursday, November 30, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
More about our trip to the mountains: From our hotel, I didn't realize how close we were to Mammoth Cave, and I followed the directions to the highway instead of looking at the map, and delayed us an hour because we
couldn't get turned around on the freeway. Frustrating! I still had time to
take the 10:30 am Passage tour down 80 steps, through the original entrance and saw some of the early saltpeter mining operation and the Rotunda Room. I nearly had a heart attack going back up the 80 steps in a hurry as the last person on the tour. Photography was challenging, no flash or tripods and VERY high speed.
While waiting for Jim to take the Frozen Niagara tour at 2:30 pm, I took Sarita on the Heritage Trail to see the grave of the freed slave Stephen Bishop who was a tour guide at Mammoth for many years. The grave was almost hidden at the back of the little cemetery and difficult to photograph. The trail also went to sunset point, a pretty view.
I took the Frozen Niagara tour at 4:15 pm and took the optional 98 steps round trip to see the Drapery room with stalactites and stalagmites. Mammoth cave has more than 400 miles of passages.
Black and white was better than the orange lights in the cave!
A Service dog had to walk across soapy water solution to help curtail the spread of white nose syndrome that harms bats, along with all the people.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Information about the Camera Club's new local exhibit at the Patuxent River Air Museum
Monday, November 13, 2017
We recently traveled to the mountains and were mostly out of internet range. Peaks of Otter Lodge was our first stop on the way to the Smoky Mountains. The leaves were barely turning yet, so we managed to stop again on our return.