Revisiting Saudi Arabia

Decided I should probably actually start posting about my trip to Saudi Arabia last month. My Twitter friends seemed to really want me to do this and I feel like I’ve fallen behind on posting and sharing stuff that is going on in my life lately. Things just get so busy!

I’ve decided that I’m going to do this in series of short posts. I have so many photos to share and so many stories to tell. This photo came from our trip shark tooth hunting with some friends from our compound. Continue reading

The Devil’s Icebox

The other day I wrote about needing a picture in order to post these days.  That or unwrought emotion.  Pictures are safer 😉

So I went to Rock Bridge State Park to visit the Devil’s Icebox cave.  It’s a pretty neat place, very cool, literally.  It went from around 80-90 degrees to the 50’s in just a short trip down some stairs.  It was fabulous.

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The entrance is pretty majestic and daunting when you are alone.  I just knew someone, or something, was going to get me as soon as I turned my back on the stairs and began my journey into the cave.

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The cave is 11 kilometers deep, I went in about 50 feet before I decided that was enough.  In my defense, I was carrying my Nikon D80, Tokina 10-17mm and my SB-600 flash.  Plus I wasn’t wearing my “play clothes” haha.  Oh, and there was the whole, no flashlight deal and the, is that a serial killer just around the bend waiting to kill me, thing.  Yeah, I wasn’t paranoid at all.

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All and all it was a fun little trip all by myself.  It would have been a lot more fun had taken a friend with me and the proper cave exploring tools, like a lantern…

The temperature difference hit me pretty good and hard once I got out of the cave.  Hot, humid and gross.  Fogged up my lens pretty nicely but created an interesting effect on this picture.

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Ahhh, even though I didn’t take but a few pictures, and even though the park is pretty damn boring, I had my fun.