We also recorded an episode of our audio “Gabbing with the Geeks.” To listen to it, go to Gabbing with the Geeks from Florida Caverns State Park and click the play icon on the audio file.
When we looked at our Streets and Trips map with State Parks pushpin set showing, Florida Caverns popped out at us as a likely place to stay our second night. We’d heard about this place long ago from our friends Diane and Andy and we’re delighted to get to visit at last.
The stretch of I-10 which goes by Talahassee is always pretty because of the lush, thick forest all around. But in springtime it’s even more beautiful because of the flowers.
We pulled into the park about 3pm and told the lady at the gate that we planned to take the cave tour the next day. She said, well y’know you could easily make the 4:30 tour today. We do have 200 schoolchildren scheduled on the tours tomorrow. Hey! 4:30 sounds good!
Even though we only had 10 people on our tour, there was a family of 5 that included twin 2-year olds that didn’t stop running and talking. We may have been better off with the school group! Anyway – it was still an amazing sight.
We’ve been to Carlsbad, Mammoth, and Luray caverns. Although this one is on the small side, it rivaled them all for the beautiful formations.
Here’s our site in the beautiful forest with singing birds.
Happiness is being able to open the window shade on the rear bedroom window!
After a quiet night, we took advantage of the nature trail in the morning.
Next, we’ll be off to another ‘Must See’ that we’ve passed by many times … Belingrath Gardens near Mobile, Alabama.