Monday 2 January 2017

Colossal Caves and a new game

Spent the morning fixing some things around the Ponderosa.  We extended our stay in the KOA by one day so we could hang with Rowdy and Missy today.  We decided to do an afternoon tour today because the sun promised to shine for a while.
 We headed out about 12:30 to Hot Rods Restaurant in Old Vail.  This is a very unique dining experience because you sit behind glass that looks out over a working vehicle garage.  They build and fix all sorts of hot rods and motorcycles.  Sometimes they work on some NASCAR cars.

Not only do they fix cars, but they fix an excellent lunch.  The waitress was excellent and really friendly.

After lunch we headed over to the Colossal Cave Mountain Park to join the 3 pm tour which Rowdy booked earlier this morning.  The Cave is in old Vail and busy enough that you need to reserve your tour online ahead of time.  The tour began right on time.

It was a little cool outside but nice and warm in the cave.

Me, Rowdy, Sue, Missy
Colossal Cave is a large cave system in southeastern Arizona, near the community of Vail, approximately 22 miles SE of Tucson. It contains about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) of mapped passageways, and was discovered by Soloman Lick in 1879. Temperatures inside average 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) year-round.

After the tour we headed back to the RV Park and played a new game at the club house called LRC.  It is a great game played with quarters and involves three dice with left, right, center, and a dot on them.  If you roll left you pass a quarter to your left, or right pass a quarter right.  If you roll center you put a quarter in the pot in the center, and if you roll the dot you don't do anything.  The person with the last quarter wins the pot.  The game gets quite loud and there is lots of heckling going on.  We enjoyed our evening very much.

Tomorrow we head out to a boon dock site near Tucson for a few days.  We like the amenities an RV park has to offer, but we also appreciate the time we spend in rustic locations in Arizona.

Today I was saddened to hear of the passing of fellow blogger Rod Ivers of Retired Rod.  I had the pleasure of meeting him at Blogger Fest last year in Quartzsite.  He will be missed.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a great day. I love going through caves. Dolly and I were spelunkers and went thru wild caves in Southern Missouri when we were in our early twenties.


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