The Ozarks, Part 3: Onyx Cave.

July 26, 2013

Drive to Blanchard Springs (48 of 71) Drive to Blanchard Springs (49 of 71) Drive to Blanchard Springs (51 of 71) Drive to Blanchard Springs (52 of 71) Drive to Blanchard Springs (55 of 71) Drive to Blanchard Springs (7 of 71) Drive to Blanchard Springs (10 of 71)This was our last adventure in The Ozarks. We drove a few minutes outside of Eureka Springs to Onyx Cave where we took a self guided tour. This was my first cave experience! It was so awesome to see the limestone and stalagmites/stalactites. If you are like me and were not listening in elementary geology class, -mites grow from the bottom up, -tites grow from top down, they meet in the middle to form huge structures pictured above.

The day before, Connor lost his wedding ring while we were swimming in Gunner Pool. He couldn’t find it, because it started raining and the water was no longer visible. He was pretty bummed – Connor forged our wedding rings for us 4 years ago out of silver. So when we were at the gift shop at Onyx Cave, we picked up an onxy band for $1.50. It’s actually a pretty cool ring. Sometimes, you just have to roll with it.

The last two photos are from a little pit stop at a really cool graveyard on the side of the highway. There was a beautiful view of the tree covered mountains and one, lone horse.

Recommendation:
Bring a jacket! Who knew a cave would be so chilly? I mean, other than people who have been in caves before or listened in geology class. I was surprised, wearing cutoff shorts. But luckily I had my trusty ole anorak jacket to keep me warm throughout the tour.

I am expecting another girlfriend this evening- one of my favorite ladies and fellow bloggers, Kerrisa! She is driving up from Houston, and so far we have thrifting and picnic-ing on the brain (it’s a high of 85 tomorrow, which will feel like fall!).

Can’t wait to share pictures!

2 thoughts on “The Ozarks, Part 3: Onyx Cave.

  1. danalexsammatt

    I love the pictures of the onyx caves! It is really interesting because the stalactites are usually made in part of a mineral compound called Calcite which was used in WW2 for bombs but in more recent years have been shown to be a potential for the making of invisibility capes. So from caves to capes it is a very useful beautiful thing =)

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