Saturday we were suppose to carry two baseball games on the radio. The threat of rain cancelled the games. After Michael and I were home with the kids for about 30 minutes with them running WILD....we decided we needed to get out of the house for a little road trip. After many suggestions, Michael thought of DeSoto Caverns in Childersburg. The kids were excited about getting to go in a real cave. So we loaded up the car and off we went! We have driven by the DeSoto Caverns sign hundreds of times, and neither one of us had ever been. We were really impressed with the park. It was very pretty, had tons of things for the kids to do before the tour, and the caverns were really impressive. Georgia and Daniel seemed to enjoy the tour. Jack on the other hand got really scared as we entered. I think we heard him say, "me a wittle scared" about a thousand times. At the end of the tour they have a really nice light show inside the cavern that really sent Jack into orbit. He cried the entire time. It was actually pretty funny. Poor little Jack is so scared of the dark, and loud noises, so this wasn't his idea of fun. I recommend you going if you're ever in the area or looking for something fun to do one weekend.
So when we were leaving DeSoto Caverns, we see a sign for Kymulga grist mill and covered bridge. So off we go! When we drive up to the park, it really looked like a scene from the movie Deliverance. There were what I call "yard dogs" and cats everywhere and a couple of pretty rough lookin' employees of the park. I must admit, I love this kind of place! There were so many photo opportunities, but everyone was pretty tired, so I didn't get to play around as much as I would have liked to. Georgia actually got scratched by one of the cats. The lady working there said "she must have eaten something sweet." Michael told her she had some ice cream at DeSoto Caverns and she replied "that's it!" She pretty much went crazy with that and was ready to leave. Jack is scared of dogs (and cats) so he was ready to go. Then it started to rain, so our stay was cut short. Oh well.....maybe next time!