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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 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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