Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wales: Cave and Farm

The owners of the cottage we hired suggested that we take the kids to The National Showcaves which was a couple of caves and a couple of cheesy family attractions like a dinosaur park and farm.



Since there wasn't anything to spear Misty on, we decided to feed her to a dinosaur.


This is us as we begin our journey into one of the caves. 


The caves were beautiful, but unfortunately they don't photograph well.


I enlarged this one a bit so you can hopefully see that there are two waterfalls inside this cave. The path curved around so you actually walked behind the waterfalls and then in between them. This cave was popular for wedding ceremonies, so they named it the Cathedral Cave.


In dinosaur land, Misty found a touch screen game that allowed her to paint the dinosaur. This was one of her many creations.


They had a sleuth station to pan for gold. Suprizingly they actually had real gold to pan for instead of pyrite  but it was just small worthless flakes. Neil and Lexi thought it was fun though. Here Neil shows Misty the finer points of sloshing.


Onto the farm side, Neil found some random rocks that had some historical significance.


While Lexi made it a mission to pet every animal. Misty was a bit exhausted at this point so she didn't enjoy this part of the day as much.




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