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This is day three, a year later. I still do a lot of traveling, but more often by plane than car. I do love a road trip, how about you? Where have your travels taken you?…..

Hold tight, time waits for no man. I broke one of my most important rules today. I took a shower in the middle of a thunderstorm. But there was no time to lose as I had another long day ahead of me. Took off from Terra Haute in the rain but out came the sun and dried up all the rain within the hour. From then on it was smooth sailing except for a spot in St. Louis.

I just couldn’t resist stopping at Meramac Caverns on the way. I have been there several times before and it always makes me smile. The country around there is very beautiful and the cavern is enormous, impressive, beautiful and a little scary all at the same time. It is charmingly low tech with dim lighting and hand rails that provide little safety as they are wet from the dripping ceiling. They are there to remind you to save yourself.

The tour ends in a room called the theater because the formation looks like a stage curtain. In fact there is a seating area where you enjoy a sound and light show. And I say that with a grain of salt. The tour guide flicks various light switches off and to with the music by hand, as Kate Smith sings God Bless America. No computers here. At the end a flag is projected on the curtain.

   

There are the usual exhibits, a gift shop,  and snack bar to complete the experience. All in all, worth taking the time to visit. If you had some extra time you could also visit here.

Tonight in Tulsa.

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