Updated January 31, 2010
I was inspired to go exploring caves when I watched a documentary of Carlsbad Cavern. They showed a small team of scientists going deep into the caves for days and days at a time, finding out what was in there, wading through pristine underground lakes and sleeping in cozy little nooks when they got tired.
Then I recently learned about some salt crystal caves here in Southern California that open up to the public just one day a year. You can go and find giant salt crystals that just need to be polished and taken care of. That is something I’d love to do – go and find a gorgeous giant crystal of salt.
Maybe I don’t have to travel deep into the Earth for days on end – maybe it can just be a quick look around with a crystal souvenir to take home.