While in Colorado Springs we went to the Cave of the Winds. It is a beautiful cave and the kids thought it was AWESOME! The view was spectacular.
We were fortunate enough to have a very gifted tour guide who really seemed to love his job. The boys were wearing their camp shirts and he leaned in at one point and said to Brennan and Tanner, "Are you a Christian?" To which they replied, "Yes" and he said, "Me too!" (with a big grin).
This is where I purchased my first of 2 pink hoodies (YAY!) The gift shop was awesome and really affordable. We got each of the kids a keepsake and the average price was only $4. There was a large bear in the gift shop and our children are a little odd:
As you can imagine it's extremely difficult to capture the magnificence of this natural wonder but here's a beautiful image from inside:
The kids were warned multiple times not to touch anything because our natural oils are absorbed into the walls and such. Supposedly there's a $250,000 fine for altering the cave. There was one spot towards the end they were allowed to touch and they did so with glee:
We journeyed through the cave with great anxiety since there was a large sign that said fussing children and their families will be escorted out. I'm sure that's without a refund. Anneliese needed to eat part way through and Graham was in rare form. Luckily we made it through and the kids have a lasting memory of a fantastic part of God's creation.