After what can only be described as a thrilling evening in the Ozarks and southern Missouri, we spent the night in Lebanon, MO. We had found weather or it had found us, I am not sure. The first six photos in this set were taken within ninety seconds. Finding foul weather was going to be easier it seemed. A few miles east of Lebanon was Stanton, home of the Meramec Caverns. I had no idea what to expect, so I asked Tanya to Google it for me. She said it looked like some caves, but had a nice river to photograph, so I took another detour.
I am so glad we decided to take the tour of the caves. They were a lot more amazing than any others I have visited, anywhere. If you are in the area, take the 90 minutes to do the tour. You will not regret it. Oh, you might want to park close to the entrance though as their rains come quick and heavy.