Today was so much fun!
I was finally able to get a little bit of sleep and enjoy the comfort of a bed. I shared a room with Jaimie and Taylor that connected to Phoebe, Alana, and Meg Lavin’s room. It was pretty much a giant room of awesome! The team all had dinner together [Thank you Dairy Queen] in this room of awesome. We were also able to enjoy the company of each other.
ALANA KLOS’s BIRTHDAY WAS YESTERDAY
She is too cool for you, fool!
Anyways, today I did some logisitics work and went over things with my wonderful co-director Bunny Brooks. I then enjoyed a bit of alone time in the room, listened to the new Glee Album[Thank you Ryan Manning for giving it to me, you are awesome!] I was finally able to catch up on all of my social media updates. It is difficult to keep up with social meeting when you are biking and taking care of 27 other people. However, it is important for us to share our stories, spread the mission, and update all my friends and family!!
So after a little me time, a bunch of us collected into a van and headed over to the Mammoth Park Caves. We were just told that tickets sell out quickly, so we raced our ways to the park to get into a tour. We made it just in time for the 3:30 pm new entrance tour. It was actually quite fun. We had an hour to kill, so a handful of us went to get food at the coffee shop next to the caves. Oh and I bought post cards!!! So my first shipment will be going out soon! If you want to be on my postcard list, send me your address!
Then we embarked on an adventure. We took a bus to the cave entrance. Got told a bunch of safety things that none of us manage to listen to. Then we went in. It was a little chilly. We wore jeans and our 4K hoodies! The rocks were huge! It reminded me so much of our JHOC caving trips. Only it was a giant walk through cave, non of that crawling around in small tunnels that I am used to. We learned that there are over 300 miles of discovered caves….they say they are still discovering more and more. They told us about the different types of caves and the man who discovered it. It was cool. At one point they turned off all the lights and let us see how dark the darkest part of the world can be. They told us about a guy who was lost for 39 hours. He said the dark wasn’t as scary as the silence. It was so interesting. I attached some photos for you to all enjoy!
Now I am back at the hotel. Relaxing and enjoying more down time before dinner arrives[good ole’ southern Zaxbys chicken]. I am excited to bike tomorrow. I have had a lot of time off the bike due to some minor injuries and logistics [then i beasted a century], so I am super excited!!!