Monday, August 18, 2008

**Ruby Slippers? & A Layout**

I totally forgot to pack my ruby slippers to wear to Ruby Falls!
Oh it's ok...I might have slipped anyway ;) We were so deep underground!
SO our next adventure was the very next day - we drove up to Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tenn to go see Ruby Falls.
Ever been there? If not - you MUST go. It's GORGEOUS!
You have to click that link to read the cool history behind the falls and how they found them underground.

Here's pics from our day:

The fam as we're about to go in for our tour :)

We went down in an elevator pretty fast and ended at our destination in 23 seconds - wow!
For some reason - silly Shaypher wanted a pic of the "this way in" sign...he said it was funny.

Sometimes the ceiling was this low. Alan & Shaypher had to duck alot. Savannah & me not so much. Well she did a couple of times but me?'s ok at least my feet touch the ground, right? ;)

No he wasn't following Shaypher - although he looks like he is huh?
This is just one of many examples of how the rocks formed under ground in the caverns - wild huh?

a moment to pose for their mom :)

Another example - pretty wild how that really looks like an elephant's foot!

And here's some more interesting things we saw:

(look REALLY close - he's there!)

(that would be me - slow as a turtle...)

I would have hated to see the dragon that posed for this one.
(Oh how laughter is good for the soul!) Another example of the rock formation...

And now we've reached the falls - we've travelled almost a mile underground...
The tour guide told us if we wanted to capture gorgeous pictures of the "Falls" we had to wait until the light show and turn off our flash
- otherwise you'd get a pic of the family with water behind them, like a shower
- for example:

(she wasn't lying)

The beautiful light show - the beautiful Falls---

(sorry it's so blurry - my camera was working hard and boy was it DARK!)

I went UNDER the Falls - caught this shot....

again - sorry for the blurry kids - no flash....

outside - on part of Lookout Mountain..

He's so cute!
Explorer Savannah....

Isn't she gorgeous?

Not to mention - so very sweet!

SO that's it for the next day - more to come!
Now I give you a layout I did the other day - it's for the Design X challenge this week. It was my week and I wanted to do a challenge that was simple - yet a little bit powerful too. So I came up with: "Describe your very best friend" Here's MY very best friend:

The title & journaling speak for themselves - I'm such a lucky girl to have a great guy like mine! :)

a couple of close ups....
Be sure to check out the challenge! What a cool RAK you could be entered in!!
If you've read this far in my visual post - thank you! :) Say hi if you get a chance.
I adore each one of you - thank you once again for your prayers :)