Thursday, June 25, 2009

MYSTERY DESTINATION DAY 1

Day 1 of our trip to where ever, we had no clue, except that we were heading south. Let's see if you can guess. You have more clues than we had! You actually have pictures! Dennis watched road signs, but we still had no clue till we got there about 4:00 the first day. It was hot and muggy as we headed through a tunnel in the rock and then up an elevator through solid rock to the top.After a little more climbing of steps...what a view despite the high humidity.
Then as I looked at what needed yet to be climbed, I made the decision to save my knees for ladder painting and look at the pictures Dennis, Jess, and Drew would take once at the top. This is one of the few pictures they got before a deluge of rain started to obsure their view.Before getting very far, a thunderstorm came in quickly and trapped them in a cleft of the rock. I was safe and dry in the gift shop watching as the rain just gushed outside, worrying about them getting soaked. I called them on the cell phone to inform them that they'd shut down the elevator back down to the parking lot as the electricity was going in and out. The gift shop employee said she actually had been trapped in that elevator for 4 hours once! They finally decided to make a dash back down to the gift shop. It was perfect timing because it only got worse, if that is possible! We decided to buy a deck of cards, and Jess & Drew got another one and we settled down to a game of 3-13 to pass the time as the thunder and lightning continued to crash right over us. As the clouds started to lift about 6:30, they said we needed to get down quickly as another thunderstorm was coming right on the heels of the last one. As we rode the elevator back down, we noticed a barrel in the corner. The elevator operator told us it contained food and water for the times when it got stuck in the rock! Nice to know! I have to say looking back on that afternoon, it was actually enjoyable...and very memorable! It's all in the attitude!

2 Comments:

Blogger Aly sun said...

It's what memories are made of! Beautiful pictures and descriptions. You made it sounds like a lot of fun.

Friday, June 26, 2009 at 10:10:00 AM PDT  
Blogger sherri said...

Very cool pictures! A trip that was absolutely unforgettable!

Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 12:07:00 PM PDT  

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