Go ahead and hate me, I took it upon myself to cancel our morning run and sleep in. Currently feeling guilty about it. We didn't have anything planned until noon so we lounged around the condo all morning. It's sunny and warm again here, so thankful! It hit me this morning that I'll be moving into an environment just like this in August; a little town nestled away in the beautiful mountains. It you don't know what I'm talking about this is where to read up about my new job.
At noon we started walking towards the Hobo Train Station to catch our ride that left at 1PM. Today was a special day at Hobo, it was their 25 anniversary! Although everything was mainly geared for youngins.. we reaped the benefits of $5 tickets (instead of $17) as well as cupcakes on the ride! The train ride was 90 mins and we traveled a whopping 15 miles. It was quite scenic though, minus the highways and the 5 star golf course we rode past. We saw tons of hiking trails and secluded areas where people were hanging out in the river. Lunch was also available to purchase while on the train. $10 got you a turkey and cheese sandwich, bag of potato chips, and a cookie. Not sure that was worth it.. but it was still sorta fun! Also, the cookies were quite large so that was a bonus.
We had a little bit to relax until our next adventure.. the night hike! We didn't eat out for dinner so I don't have any cool new places to talk about but we did get a take and bake dinner from Half Baked & Fully Brewed! That was the little coffee shop I talked about earlier in the week. We bought the lasagna and bread sticks. They make everything using organic and/or fair trade items. It was a fantastic meal! The bread sticks had a surprise in them.. mozzarella cheese!
At around 8:30PM we started our lantern hike at the Lost River Gorge and Boulder Cave Tour. Honestly, I wasn't excited for the tour. I thought it was going to be some lame walk through the woods and into a cave that was fairly easy to navigate through. BORING! Thankfully, I was in for a treat! I had an awesome experience going through all the twists and turns of the cave! The fact that it was dark out made it even more exciting! There were parts of the cave that were so small we had to crawl on our bellies! I almost made it out without any bumps or bruises but I had a little slip at the end, no worries though! The smallest part we went through was about 18 inches tall.. it was called the Lemon Squeeze. I was in front of a younger boy and his dad when the dad didn't think he was going to make it through. I told him it was too late to turn back now! There was also a family there with a 4 year old who was.. wait for it.. afraid of the dark. Apparently this night tour was supposed to help her overcome her fear. She was very impressive and didn't cry the entire time! Maybe it worked! Sorry I don't have really any pictures of the hike.. it was 1) dark and 2) hard to take pictures when I was busy crawling on my stomach through water. You'll just have to come here and see it for yourselves! At the end of the tour there was a little campfire and s'mores for everyone! Aside from all the gnats.. the hike was a fun way to end the evening! Thanks for checking in on me once again! I love having all the readers I do! :) xo