Nearby is Mercer Caverns; it turns out there are quite a few caverns in the area! I did not know that but it sure made for excellent geological discussions (since Becca just finished 4th grade & she had studied rocks & minerals!!) We took lots of pictures to show her teacher!! We descended 16 stories below the earth & were awed by the stalactites ("They hold tight to the ceiling") and stalagmites ("You might trip over them on the ground"). We also saw helictites, limestone formations that from sideways out of the walls!! That was a new term to me!!
We ended our trip with a relaxing few days in Sebastopol and Bodega Bay (in Sonoma County). In fact, it was so relaxing that there was not much to take pictures of! Lol
It was a wonderful family vacation & I loved that my middle daughter, Lizz, was able to join us!!! My oldest, Kayla, is still traveling through Europe; we don't really feel sorry for her!!
Off to Vegas in the morning, where I hope to meet many of you!!