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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, November 04, 2013

Mermac Caverns and nice sunny day

Where are we today ?

         More sunshine and the weather not too bad here. Actually kinda loving it! This morning we have a plan to go check out the Mermac Caverns in Stanton Missouri about a one hour drive from here via some beautiful back country roads.
         So at 9 am we hit the road with our friends Rob and Pat, a fun drive along some very interesting back country paved roads.
here we are
         Apparently this is one of many Jesse James Hideouts that he had in many areas of the USA way back when click here to read about this one if you care.
Pat and Rob
hey thats Suzie and ME!
like my hat?
Suzie said no!
         From here we headed into the caverns. A nice narrated tour just six of us real nice being off season, no crowds. I took mucho pictures and only bore you with too many of you care to look, but was fun for us.

Jesse James hideout was supposed to be here
      We got to see lost of Stalagtites and stalagmites along the 80 minute tour.
        Lots of caves and hiding spaces and the underground rivers all through the caverns too.
we are here too
      Then to the wine cave, not because there is wine but because everyone wines after climbing the 60 very steep, slippery stairs.
to the wine cave
half way there
this be the wine cave
       Then off to the theatre, we sat on benches in a theatre type cave to watch a real cool light and music show.
        Such a wonderful light show with the music. Below as the last 15 seconds on the song (God Bless America by Kate Smith, with the American flag displayed on the stalactites in the cave, was really amazing.
        Pat took a nice video of the light show and sent it to me if you can view the video below it is only 15 seconds long. Thanks to Pat for the video.

        Left here and headed back home just after noon. Relax for a bit and putter about. We decided a nice early social hour starting at 3 pm and cook up a mess of chicken wings, homemade fries, (Pat cut up) and some celery and carrot sticks with dips. 
        Their Fry Daddy and ours, along with our Weber Q, we can relax, chat, enjoy the sunshine and eventually have a nice tasty feast of chicken wings.
fry daddy's and Weber Q at work
Sure hit the spot for us
       What a great way to end an another awesome day.
       Nice that you dropped on by just to see what we doing, too bad you not here.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
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20 comments:

  1. That was sure one heck of a tour George! Good job.

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  2. Looks like you really worked up a appetite after all that walking. Great pictures. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. About 1-1/2 miles of walking was perfect for the tour.

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  3. Looks like a perfect day. The cavern is beautiful.

    Come on, Suzie. George looks great in that Chile pepper hat.

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    1. It was a fun day.
      She says I have enough hats already.

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  4. I would have enjoyed checking that cavern out too. Sunny days always are nice than cloudy days.

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    1. We have not toured a Cavern for few years and it was fun.

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  5. Nice trip to the caverns. Have you been at the Carlsbad Caverns in NM? They are awesome too and HUGE.

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    1. Yes we have been there really amazing too.

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  6. Another great day with friends, adventure, and yummy food! You guys sure know how to enjoy life!
    Enjoyed the tour.....thanks for sharing!

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    1. We have to do these things while we can, thanks for coming along.

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  7. As you know we love caves so we will have to try and see this one some day. Thanks for the tour.

    Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. Caves are fun to explore, and so many to see, thanks for coming along.

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  8. Thank you, George, for the wonderful pics and guided tour of a LIVING WET CAVERN !!! I thought you looked very HOT in the chile pepper chapeau !! Were those 60 wet steps SLICK ?? Was there any of the JESSE JAMES GOLD laying around ?? Supper sure did look scrumdidilyicous !!! We certainly enjoyed the day and sorry we missed the 'wings' ... Hope the rest of the week is filled with HAPPY DAYS !!!

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    1. Thanks Butterbean, the steps were we but had lines cut in them so not slippery. No gold other than souvenirs in the gift shop.
      By the way everyday is HAPPY!

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  9. Thanks for the tour and great photos, George. It also reminded me of Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. We enjoyed Carlsbad too a few years ago, much larger and the caverns are all quite different.

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  10. I must say George, that was a right nice tour. Thanks for the photos....great by the way. I'm think'n Suzie was dead on right...that chili hat flat out sucks.

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    1. That's another good reason to have her along, stops me from doing too many silly things.

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