Saturday, April 13, 2013

Spelunking!

Dress - Max Studio (Thifted) // Boots - l.e.i // Jacket - JCPenney's // Necklace - Thrifted // Claddagh Ring - Gift from my dad // Green Stone Ring - Skyline Caverns Gift Shop // Purse - Thrifted // Balm Stain - Revlon Romantic //  Nail Polish - China Glaze Kinetic Candy
Photos by me, Laura, and Natalie

So yeah, I didn't actually go spelunking. But, I did take a tour of Skyline Caverns...so close enough :p I would love to go spelunking for real sometime though--it sounds super fun! Even the word is just fun to say... Anyways, yes we went on a tour of Skyline Caverns today! And, for me at least, it was the highlight of the trip! The cave was just so beautiful! I don't think words or the terrible pictures I took do it justice! I wish the tour wasn't so short...even though it was an hour long. I could have spent all day in that cave! Preferably with a better camera.

The stories of the cave were really interesting as well. The cave wasn't just discovered accidentally, Walter S. Amos was commissioned to find a cave that would bring in more tourists once Skyline Drive opened up. When he finally found the cave that eventually became Skyline Caverns, he also discovered rooms full of anthodite crystals! As I've said before it's beautiful--there have even been a lot of weddings inside! And of course I thought, Wow, it would be super cool to get married in this cave! Oh, another cool fact is that there's one stalactite that the public is allowed to touch and, at least according to the tour guide, it has been touched by Clint Eastwood, Bing Crosby, and Stephen King! Pretty cool, right :)

Anyways, after exploring Skyline Caverns we drove for a very long time on Skyline Drive--which was, of course, beautiful--and we stopped briefly to hike to Dark Hollow Falls. Isn't that the coolest name? My dad originally wanted to hike 6 miles, lowered it to 3, and then finally to a little over a mile. I love hiking, but he hikes like he's in a race...and I like to stop look at everything! I'm so glad we only hiked a mile because even after that we were all so tired! But, it was a gorgeous waterfall :)

Soooo sad it's my last day here! I really don't want to go back to school! But, I guess I've only got a few more weeks left. Which means I really gotta start applying for a summer job...

Well, I hope your day is fantastic! And visit Lipgloss and Crayons for #YOLOMONDAYS linkup!

19 comments:

  1. Great photos! Those caves look so freakin' cool! I'm a wee bit claustrophobic, but I think I could manage to suppress it just for the chance to check out some stalagmites and possibly get hit in the face by a bat. :D~

    I really like your dress/ankle boots combo. I'm a little biased, though, since I prefer that look myself. ;P

    Hey, thanks for visiting my blog by the way! Always happy to have you back for another visit!

    Cheers! <3

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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    1. thanks! omg yes the caves were amazing! haha we didn't see any bats though. and same, I love dresses with ankle boots!

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  2. Love your dress :)

    Must admit, whilst I love looking through caves I do find it quite scary, maybe a little claustrophobic!

    I have a giveaway on my blog is open worldwide – come and check it out
    http://ttimechatter.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/giveaway-from-oasap.html

    Talitha xx
    www.ttimechatter.com

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  3. I'm glad that you've made all the pictures the same width. That makes scrolling through your blog much easier on the eyes! Thanks

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  4. You look so pretty, dear! :3 Nice blog!

    http://www.caterina-m.blogspot.com

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  5. I love the place. I want to visit the cave too. Very exciting! :)

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  6. These are beautiful pictures! Love the dress with boots - I love that look!

    Also, anything Clint Eastwood touched ... let me touch it! Haha

    Great post!
    <3 Alyssa
    www.alyssamarierose.com

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    1. Thanks :) I'm not sure I 100% believe the tour guide, but it's still awesome!

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  7. Hi and thanks for your comment on my blog.
    I am now following your blog.

    I love the dress with those boots and such a picturesque place..x

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  8. Looks and sounds like such a nice outing. I love exploring caves and the word spelunking is pretty neat, haha. That dress is lovely on you.

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  9. Thanks for the nomination! Once I'm set up in my new place, I'll pass it on. Also, THOSE boots! I love 'em, and that cave looks amazing!
    --Lily
    Fifth Freedom Fashion

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  10. I love the juxtaposition here -- a beautiful feminine dress with combat boots. Beautiful images as well. I visited the caverns in San Antonio last summer and it was a sight to behold!

    WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

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    1. Well, thank you :) boots + dresses is my new favorite thing! Especially when it's such a contrast!

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  11. Beautiful photos! I found you through #yolo I too am hosting a blog hop right now, I'd love for you to stop by and link up :)

    xoxo Tori
    http://www.mythriftychic.com/2013/04/anything-everything-blog-hop-5.html

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    1. Thanks :) I'll definitely check out your blog :)

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