Saturday, May 3, 2014

Saturday May 3, 2014-Ozark RV Park, Mountain View Arkansas

We all got together this morning to go to the Blanchard Springs Caverns that is nearby. We rode with Billy and Doug went along with us, since Judy is visiting her mother in California. Janice, Billy's wife didn't want to go because of the walk. 

When we got there, we learned that there is a "white nose virus" in the cave and that we would have to remove wallets, belts and anything else that could not be washed. Also no photographs in the cave were allowed, but this was not explained. Then when we started to go in, we learned that we could not use our Golden Age passes because we needed 15 people to get a discounted rate and that is exactly how many were here today. If we had used our passes, it would have penalized those that didn't have them. We thought that our passes also allowed 4 people to enter with each pass, but the lady in charge told us no, we would not be able to do this. We were very unhappy with these local rules, but their cave, their rules.

Beautiful grounds at the entrance to the caverns. 

All of this water comes out of the caverns and of course, causes the stalactite and stalagmites and other formations in the cavern. Lots of water!

You can see a couple of openings of other small caves on the side of the rock wall.  

One of very few photos of us together. One of our new friends took this for us.

This evening we went to a concert at the Folk Center. I took some photos and a couple of small videos but am not happy with the work I did. I will work on it and post it later if I can get it straightened out. We enjoyed the music, even though it's not what we listen to a lot. The old style hillbilly music doesn't come to Texas very often but we still enjoyed the performances.

So long.

1 comment:

Ted and Donna said...

Jay, we have found use of our pass different at different venues. Sometimes you can take four folks in for free like at Yellowstone, sometimes just you are free. At Williamsburg it was a discounted rate. The cave website says with passes, cost is $5 instead of $10. I have learned to check because like everything else in government, there are exceptions for this, that or the other thing!