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The Lost Sea Adventure

November 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Driving on I-75 near Sweetwater, TN, I saw a sign next to the interstate, “The Lost Sea Adventure.
Lost Sea? Adventure? In the middle of the Appalachian Mountains? This I had to see!

So I followed the signs about 10 miles off the freeway. Honestly, I didn’t expect much.
Upon arrival I found nicely kept grounds, but no water anywhere to be seen. Obviously the sea had been lost!

Nevertheless I entered what appeared to be the main building and asked the attendant about the adventure.
“We have a cave with the largest underground lake in America. You can take our 90 minute tour; we also offer special group tours with reservations, including the overnight Wild Cave Tour,” she responded.

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Shenandoah Caverns, Part 2

November 14, 2012 Leave a comment

In order to attract return visitors and new visitors, Shenandoah Caverns offers not just an opportunity to explore God’s marvels 300 feet underground, but several additional exhibits:

  • American Celebration on Parade is a fascinating collection of parade floats and inaugural props
  • Main Street of Yesteryear is a wonderful collection of animated displays depicting American culture, characters, and stories
  • The Yellow Barn is an events center and antique mall combined.

I visited the first two; time prevented me from exploring the Yellow Barn. The exhibits are perfect for a family and children. One can easily spend an hour or two viewing these exhibits, and a most enjoyable full morning or afternoon for a complete tour of the caverns plus all exhibits. The grounds provide space for family picnics to complete a full day of adventures and activities.

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Shenandoah Caverns, Part 1

November 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Caverns have always held somewhat of a fascination for me. While I don’t like the idea of crawling around on my belly in total darkness, I do find “civilized” caverns interesting. Shenandoah Caverns is one of these “civilized” caverns. In fact, it’s quite well developed with lighting and an elevator.

As with all caverns, a tour guide takes you through the caverns and points out the various formations and features. My tour guide was most knowledgeable and helpful in making the cavern tour a memorable experience.

Shenandoah Caverns is located in Virginia on I-81 at exit 269 and is definitely worth a visit.
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Scenes from Bunker Hill

November 13, 2012 Leave a comment

The Battle of Bunker Hill, fought on June 17, 1775, galvanized the colonial anti-British movement in Massachusetts and emboldened the revolutionaries.  Although technically the British won the battle because the American defenders ran out of ammunition, British losses were so great as to significantly diminish their fighting capability.  The Americans recognized this and were emboldened to stand up to the British army in subsequent battles.  Col. William Prescott’s command to the colonial defenders, “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes!” still rings in our ears to this day. Read more…

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Cole Land Transportation Museum

November 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Every once in a while, as you’re driving along the Interstate something along the side of the road catches your eye, and you decide to go investigate. That’s exactly what happened as I was driving through Bangor, Maine, headed to the Bay of Fundy. There, on the right side, a Huey helicopter and a tank caught my eye – but no signs of any sort. I just had to investigate… Read more…

Canada: Miscellaneous Scenery

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Some interesting pictures from the Bay of Fundy region.  Enjoy.

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Canada: Ministers Island

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Moses crossed the Red Sea on dry land. I’ve often wondered how muddy the bottom of the ocean might have been. Wouldn’t the Israelites’ feet get stuck in the mud?

Near St. Andrews is an island called Ministers Island. The only way to reach the island is via a road on the ocean floor that becomes passable by car only at low tide. I had the opportunity to cross the ocean floor in a car! Well, if Moses can do it, why not me? So I decided to check it out. The following are pictures of what it feels like to drive across the ocean bottom.

Although Ministers Island is just one of many places around the Bay of Fundy where one can walk the ocean bottom, it is the only one I found where one can drive on a road on the ocean bottom…

Conclusion:  If I can drive on the ocean bottom, then Moses can walk on the ocean bottom!

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