Thursday, May 27, 2010

Underground Place of Beauty

While in Springfield visiting "Hoss", we took him to a beautiful underground place called Fantastic Caverns.

The cave was founded in the mid 1800s by a hunter and his dog. It was on Union land, but since the state of Missouri was split, he kept his new found secret from everyone not wanting it to come into the hands of the Confederates.

In the early 1900s, the cave was made known and actually used as a gathering place for up and coming country/blue grass bands. There is a stage amidst the beauty that many now well-known artists sang from and many hundreds flocked there to listen to.

This cavern is the only one in the United States that you are driven through on the tour. It is a 55 minute tour that literally takes you right through the cave. At times the ceiling is so low you have to duck your head down.

God's creation is amazing! It is breathtaking.

Psalm 104:24 - "O Lord, how many are your works! In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your possessions."

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Well here I go catching up on your wonderful blog.... I love caverns! What great photos. And how wonderful that you got to do some "touristy" things with your boy while you were there. I'm sure special memories were made for both of you!