Sunday, July 13, 2008

Spelunking anyone?

If anyone would have told me ten years ago, that my idea of a fun time would be 150 feet underground searching for bats and newts, I would have said you were smoking crack. To be honest, it's still not in my top ten, but now that I live vicariously through my son, it wasn't as bad as I thought.
We had a wonderful time on our vacay. It was a little rainy, hence the visit to Indian Echo Caverns. I was really worried how bubs would be, it was a lot of walking and a forty five minute, half mile tour given by an old man who told us we were not allowed to touch the rooms of the cave because our greasy hands would ruin it. So yeah, I was really thrilled that we made it through the whole thing without hearing my sons screams echoing through the entire cave. That might have been the exciting part for me. It was kinda cool though, literally and figuratively. It is 54 degrees inside there year round. Apparently the Native Americans used it to store their food and to take a break from the extreme temps, and they have evidence of a recluse who lived (and died there). But enough about the cave.
It was really great to be together as a family. My husband and I never seem to be parents at the same time, and I realized over the course of those few days just how separate we had become. I also noticed that my son can really try to work us both over. He was relentless at times. I blame some of it on the lack of routine and the crazy hours. He was tough though and it was nice that my husband and I could deal with it together. Even better was the fact that we were able to have good times together. The cave was definitely an experience for us, and it was really nice. After the cave we went to the Wilbur Chocolate factory, which was probably my favorite place of the day.
We stayed two nights and we were sorry we didn't stay a third. I didn't get enough Amish love. I realized how excited I get every time I see them in their little buggies. Just driving around on the winding corn filled roads, it was a thrill to see the purple and black clothes hanging on the line drying, and we even got to see a bunch of kids playing volleyball. Why does it thrill me so? At any rate, I didn't get my share of souvenir shopping, although I did get quite a bit of chocolate. We decided to make it a yearly thing and stay at the same place every year.

I felt really bad that I could not send out a package of goodies to everyone. I promise that I will have more giveaways. It is fun! My birthday is August 9th and once bubs starts camp in a week, I will be able to carve out some more time with my sewing machine.

Marla-I sent the package out on Friday, it should be there by the middle of the week!

7 comments:

Drama Mama said...

I like that you said that you and your husband rarely are parents at the same time.

I can relate.

You are one hot babe, and Bubs is freaking adorable.

Maddy said...

Yes there's something about holidays that set off all kinds of unexpected sparks.

Caves! I would never have imagined either.

Cheers

Rae said...

caves and bats huh, I dunno bout that. LOL

Sounds like you had a great vacation though!

Marla said...

I got my prize! Love it! Love it! So cute and well made.

I think it is great you went caving. I love the picture. You both look so happy! I went years ago with J and it was great. I must say when we crawled through the tiny opening in the ground to enter the cave I about freaked out. But, once in it was fun.

bonbon momma said...

Drama,
Thank you, you are too kind :)

Thank you everyone for comments, I too cannot believe I found myself in a cave of all places.

Marla,
I am amazed by the power of the USPS, they rock- I mailed that on friday. Glad you liked it, and don't mind the screwy buttonhole on the clothespin holder. It was giving me a hell of a time!

Michelle O'Neil said...

Glad you had a nice vacation. Thanks for stopping over today!

Great picture!

kristi said...

Looks really cool!