What I Did Yesterday

K and I took two days off to have a bit of fun. We like to take day trips, mostly because it’s cheaper than getting a hotel and you don’t have to worry about collecting bedbugs. Yesterday, we decided to take a trip south and visit Marengo Cave, which is a well-known Indiana cave that is not too far from where I grew up. This was my first time, I think, to this specific cave. We took the extended tour and it was so neat to see. Very beautiful. This was K’s first time to a cave in the US and with me, so we had a lot of fun seeing it together. I wanted to share photos of this cave with you all. This is a naturally-formed, limestone cave. It is almost all originally made, except for some of the walkways. It was really incredible to see. I hope you enjoy my photos πŸ™‚
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Along the way, we saw this buggy driving on the side of the road. K took this picture as I drove. I thought it turned out so neat.

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This little brown bat was at the entrance to the cave. He is hibernating. It’s the only one we saw in the entire cave. It’s only about 1″ long and it was so, so cute.

Here are pictures inside the cave:

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These are decades of coins stuck in the mud in the ceiling of one part of the cave. The tour guide told us that at one point, workers cleared all of them off, took them to the bank, and had around $3,800, which they donated to a local charity.

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This next photo is of a formation called the pipe organ because that’s what it kind of looks like. A tour guide decades ago used to play an organ in here as well. I can’t imagine how awesome that would’ve sounded.

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Finally, here’s a picture of the beautiful little souvenir we picked up from our trip. Β This a sculpted tree made with amethyst and amber stones. I love it πŸ™‚

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Megan

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38 thoughts on “What I Did Yesterday

  1. Hi Megan,

    First off I need that cute little tree in my life! πŸ™‚ love the pictures and post,

    I’m a sucker for caves I think there so naturally beautiful, are there any others you would recommend? My daughter loves bats and caves so I’m trying to get together a list for our travels πŸ™‚

    Thanks! Have a libel day – look forward to reading more from you

    Amy – Destined2roam
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    1. Hi Amy,
      I haven’t been to any caves outside of Indiana, but all the ones here are really beautiful and the tours are interesting. I really liked Squire Boone Caverns and Marengo Cave. There’s also a good one in Kentucky called Mammoth Cave. If you’re out west, I’ve always heard Carlsbad Caverns are amazing. πŸ™‚

  2. Wonderful photos! I love visiting caves, but never visited any in Indiana. What’s the name of this one? Your little tree souvenir is gorgeous!
    Elouise

  3. I lol’d at the bedbug bit! I am the same way!
    When I was young, I enjoyed caving and spelunking. Then, one day we went to McCormick’s Creek and I freaked out and had a panic attack in a cave I’d been in several times. I do not know why…anyway, I no longer do caves, so I really enjoy your photos! Cute tree, too πŸ™‚

  4. So gorgeous! I love visiting caves, we have some like 2 hours away from my hometown and I’ve been dying to go there again, can’t wait for spring to come around so it’ll be time for trips again!

  5. Cool photos! I’m “imagining” a wishing well where all the coins sunk into the earth and finally ended up in the cave ceiling somehow, haha; so now, I’m curious. How did the coins end up in the cave ceiling? Or do they even know?

  6. you, young lady, again show your contradictions! i know of your fear of germs, yet you like caving where there are bats… and you think they’re cute… and i know they’re dirty! good for you to enjoy yourself there.

  7. Cool photos! Caves are always fun to explore. The souvenir you bought is beautiful, a great way to end and remember your day!

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