These are what are known as the rail road tracks inside the cave which formed naturally.
This is called a Lava Meatball. It fell 12 feet from the ceiling and rolled along the lava until it got stuck right here.
Three quarter of a mile there and three quarters of a mile back. Yes 1.5 miles. See I can add.
Towards the back of the cave you have to crawl. I kid you not!
I made it to this point at Windy Ridge Loop view point, which is about half way up.
Flowers growing wild in the blast zone.
Now for the complaints, though few, here they are:
Many thanks to Stayfree, Kotex, Playtex and Tampax for aiding me in making it through my holiday with J. J says to say "screw you Al.wa.ys and your 'have a happy period'". So yes the 27th brought the flood gates from hell in the evening. The Endometriosis has definitely grown back. Piggybacking tampon with pad got me through about two hours at a time while on my adventure. Side note: porta-potties are not very conducive to female needs. Thankfully I keep hand sanitizer with me!
I went to the doctor today. The ankle is wrapped and they gave me an IM of Toradel. Hasn't helped a bit yet and it should have before I left the office. I rolled my ankle out, then in causing a three stage sprain: high ankle, medial and lateral. I still had a fun time in the caves and managed to walk out on my own two feet.
J and I celebrated his birthday on the road and he is so proud of me, and so am I for what it matters, for making the vacation fun though I was injured and in major pain from the endo. There are times you just have to say "screw it I'm going to live my life no matter how much pain I'm in.".