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City Sights: Dismals Canyon

Over Labor Day weekend, we went for a little day trip to the Dismals Canyon in Alabama. I’ve lived in Alabama and Mississippi for most of my life but had never heard of it before until recently, when hubby’s aunt tipped us off. It’s a really cool spot – literally, actually, because the canyon’s temps are about 15 degrees cooler.  Which is awesome, because it’s been pretty HOT and humid lately!
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Dismals Canyon is about a 3 hour drive, so we left in the morning and ate lunch at the cafe in the general store before hitting the trail.  We spent a couple hours winding our way through the trail, looking up all the landmarks from the trail map.
But enough words… here’s a photo dump:
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
I finally got to see a waterfall!  Well, a real live waterfall, anyway.  And it was awesome!
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
We took a break to shower and grab some dinner, then we were back again for dessert (yum… amazing milkshake!) before the night tour to see the “dismalites” – little glow worms that live in the caves.
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
The tour was fun… but I wish we had visited on a non-holiday weekend with a smaller group because our group just could not be quiet!  That’s one of my pet peeves, especially during a tour when I can’t even hear the guide because no one will be quiet.  Almost everyone just chattered away the entire time (the dog that came along was better behaved) and it really detracted from the pitch black experience while we waited for our eyes to adjust and spot the dismalites.  Oh well… otherwise, it was really cool!
The Amateur Librarian // Dismals Canyon
 More city sights coming soon as we explore the Nashville area!
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