We were armed with flashlights and headlamps. It is crazy when you are inside and all you can see is what the beam of your flashlight shows you. The walls are covered in soot so we walked right down the middle, except when we scooted to the side when a bicyclist came by. The tunnel is perfectly straight so you can see the light of the other side for miles. Here is a shot of what we saw if we turned our flashlights off...
Isn't that crazy! I still kind of can't believe I could do it being that I am a little claustrophobic sometimes. Here are my kids keeping each other "safe" while they walked. They were only scared for the first few minutes in the tunnel and at that point they were clinging to mom and dad. For them to be able to walk without us shows that they were just fine.
Here is a view of the other side of the tunnel. We actually weren't planning on walking the whole thing but after we got going the kids really wanted to get to the "light at the other end".
We found a geocache on the other side. I think this is the biggest ammo can I have ever seen! The kids were excited to pick out some prizes.
Here is a picture of us heading back through the tunnel. (this is right at the opening)
We headed home Saturday night so we could be home to go to church on Sunday and because we were having family over for a birthday dinner for my daughter. In Primary (the children's Sunday school) she was highlighted and sung to for her birthday. I provided a funny story about her and I wanted to share it with you...
When she was 5 years old she had the stomach flu and I had put a bucket by her bed. After the first time she threw up in it I took it to go clean it out. She said, "Don't take it away". I said, "Why?". She said, "Because I want to try and fill it up".
Isn't that disgusting!! and funny!!