Last minute calls to wives were done. :) Poor darlings-they missed their wives terribly.
The entrance-from the inside, of course. :) Isn't it beautiful?
After walking, crawling, jumping, falling, pushing and pulling, we finally made it to the base camp, way back in the cave. There we were relieved of our heavy backpacks, set up our sleeping bags and lit candles to conserve batteries. It's so fun to make somewhere homey, even if it is a cave-it's amazing what a little candle light will do to make a place feel warm and cozy.
Above is a picture of the lighting in the cave. Or the absence of. It's pretty creepy opening your eyes, and your eyes never get adjusted to it, because there is nothing to get adjusted to. It gives you a tiny little glimpse of what "outer darkness" would be like. It's a fearful thing. God is soo good to save us from hell, and be our Savior and the Light in us.
Dorothy Uncle Bret's and his kid's spot. That's Arman and Wally back in there.
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."