Thank you so much to all the awesome friends who joined me for a night of volunteering at the San Francisco Food Bank last night! Our group was tasked with breaking down huge bags of rice into one pound bags that will be delivered to neighborhood pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior centers, and youth centers throughout the Bay Area. In two short hours, we processed a whopping 3,400 pounds of rice that will serve 12,000 people. Amazing!!
I love me some good ol’ fashioned Americana tourism. The more weird and wonderful, the better. And the great thing is, you usually don’t have to venture too far from home to find something pretty cool to discover in this great country of ours.
Case in point…Mercer Caverns. As we were exploring Murphys over the weekend, I spotted a sign for this curious attraction, and I knew I had to check it off of my list of “things to do in Murphys before you die”. In fact, I’m pretty sad that it’s taken me multiple trips to Murphys before I finally made it here…
After purchasing tickets, here is where we gathered to await our tour.
It’s hard to do justice with the pictures, but down those stairs (16 stories down to be exact) exists a fascinating underground world of stalactites and stalagmites…Mother Nature’s intricate handiwork of literally millions of years.