This was taken from near the top. I could have stayed down there all day, but we had to get on the bus to take us back to the tour building. On the way out, we saw a single deer grazing at the side of the road, without a fear in the world. Too cool.
Because it was close, and because we're Michigan people at heart, we had lunch at A & W. I don't generally drink rootbeer, but I make an exception for that stuff.
The rest of the evening was pretty quiet, if you could call seven people (including three kids under 12) "quiet."
The next morning, we headed to Kentucky Down Under. Basically, it's a place where you learn about Australia, and Australian animals. We got to pet kangaroos, an emu, feed lorikeets, explore the "Onyx Cave," and do some "gem mining." The kids had a BLAST! So did the adults. Except for our legs. Oy!
Mama Roo and her joey were literally RIGHT THERE with us. I got this shot of the little guy (or girl) peeking out of Mama's pouch to say, "hi!"
All in all, it was a great "staycation," and friendly visit. Now I'm completely recuperated, and playing catch up on all my writing work that I let slide while we had company.