October 26 to November 1 , 2009
November 1, 2009 - Southeast Arizona
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Don't miss the chance to visit Kartchner Caverns. If you happen to be traveling I-10 turn south at Exit 302 (just west of Benson, AZ) and you'll reach the caverns in just 10 miles.
Kartchner Caverns State Park Entrance
Kartchner is a recently discovered "wet" limestone cavern. The formations here are still growing and they have been carefully protected. We've seen a lot of caves, but there are things here you'll never see anywhere else.
Kartchner Sign-in Booth and Bookstore
Kartchner Caverns are one of Arizona's few state parks, and there's a campground. See Southwest Camping Destinations for more information.
Diorama of Ground Sloth Preparing To Attack Terri
Unfortunately Kartchner doesn't allow cameras in the cave, but their website does have some good pictures.
If you like Alaska, particulary Southeast Alaska, you're bound to like these books by John Straley. We're big fans.
The Woman Who Married a Bear (Soho Crime)
The Curious Eat Themselves: an Alaskan mystery
The Music of What Happens
Death and the Language of Happiness
The Angels Will Not Care
Cold Water Burning
The Big Both Ways