Well, it wasn't much of a cave. It was more like a bee-infested overhang. At least it motivated us to start down the mountain sooner! I almost vetoed the hike immediately when I heard the name "Wind Cave." I don't hide the fact that I am not a fan of caves!
John and I went hiking today to celebrate his day off from work. We arrived at the trail head in Usery Park in the eastern part of the valley. The views were gorgeous, and it wasn't even too hot! The only annoying thing was the small nest of gnat flies who found us at the bottom before we started, and they even had the nerve to stay with us the entire climb! You would think they would eventually get the hint with us swatting at them constantly and killing their cousins. John made me a yummy breakfast of blueberry pancakes and scrambled eggs, and I think all the sugar slowed me down for the hike. Such a wimp! But we finally made it up, pretty certain that we interrupted a make-out session by a couple of high schoolers. It WAS pretty romantic up there! For about half an hour, we were the only ones enjoying the "cave." Then we started back down, which I always enjoy more than going up.
On the drive home, we accidentally passed a Quik Trip and decided to treat ourselves with a refreshing slushie drink. It certainly hit the spot to mix watermelon, white cherry, sour green apple, and strawberry banana into one tall cup! Am I spoiled or what?!
We are so blessed to live in a free country where our people today are fighting all over the world to retain our rights as American citizens. It is wonderful to have a day to honor our military folk and all they accomplish for our benefit, but I wish it was celebrated more often. Goodness knows they deserve it! Thanks to all those who play a part in keeping this country great.