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 It is almost all originally made, except for some of the walkways.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 🙂
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.
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:
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.
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.
Finally, here’s a picture of the beautiful little souvenir we picked up from our trip. This a sculpted tree made with amethyst and amber stones. I love it 🙂