Those of you that have been following my blog over the years know that one of my favorite places to explore is within the bowels of the earth. Caves, slot canyons, mines, ice caves, tunnels, building foundations, fissures, bunkers, lava tubes, subterranean passageways, grottoes, etc. It’s another world in the cracks and holes of the earth regardless if they are natural features or manmade. I quite often joke that if there is a hole in the ground, I will crawl into it. If you are reluctant to descend into the dark, confined places of the earth on your own consider taking a guided tour. Many of the underground places I listed above can be safely enjoyed via a tour where you will be with a guide, commercial lighting and other people (safety in numbers thing). One such place is the Titan Missile Museum near Tucson, Arizona. While much of the museum can be enjoyed above the surface, the real meat and potatoes are deep underground encased by reinforced concrete and hardened steel. I recently wrote an article about it for RV Life entitled Tucson’s Titan Missile Museum which can be viewed here. After passing through the surface hatch and descending several flights of stairs into the earth, you will quickly forget that you are underground as you marvel labyrinth of passageways and equipment hidden below the surface. Upon returning to the surface, you are sure to ask yourself what other interesting places lay hidden in the earth and how many have you passed by in our RV travels through the years?
This New Years make a resolution to get underground during your RV travels discovering the secret places that await you. Exploring dark places, just another adventure in RVing!