October days draw you into the outdoors
|Maquoketa Caves State Park|
The state park, located just north of Maquoketa, Iowa is replete with limestone bluffs, beautiful rock formations, hiking trails and a fascinating collection of caves. Admission to the park is free. They have park rangers available to give you a brief orientation to the park and educate you about "White Nose Syndrome" a disease which is fatal to bats that inhabit the caves. So far, this disease has not made its way to the Maquoketa caves.
The kiddos were in rare posing form, so I took full advantage.
|Caving + water....oooh, I see cave-diving in your future, Rob!|
|Note the spider.|
|Intense focus. I'll let him lead.|
|Anyone who is this happy in such a tight spot should be a professional.|
|This is how much he loves me....there were spiders in those caves!|