Good morning yall Feb 7, 2008 7:49:54 GMT -5
Post by wovocca on Feb 7, 2008 7:49:54 GMT -5
Thank you all for having me. Im brand new here. So far this seems to be a really great site. Im trying to read all the past post to get a feel for it all. I just turned 51 today and hate to admit it but my real caving days seem to be over and done with. I sit and dream by reading yalls post. I seemed to have caught a real nasty case of rheumitory arthritis about 10 years ago. If it bends it hurts. My fingers are now bent about 45 degrees the wrong way and the feet are worse. I started caving years back ,down in west Texas. Commercial caves at first but grew tired of that real fast. Had the itch for the real thing. After a few miror explorations I moved to Dogwood ,Tn. About 20 miles from Crossville.Its good to see folk from this area on here. Once I got here ,I met up with like minded people and started going to Salt Peter Cave in Grassy Cove. Its about 10 miles from the house. Didnt take long to grow tired of the trash in there. Being the type that dont do as told very well, I started exploring on my own. Yeh I know ! Hear tales of the "live section" and just had to find it. Didnt take long for a mud crawler like me to make it down below the water fall and on thru the creek to get there. Well worth the mud in the mouth. Did have boxes of pics I was saving but on April 2 ,04 the house burned to the ground and we lost everything. Buyt thanks to you all and this site, well, I got the bug again. Dont know when or how but I WILL go again. Gt lots of caving,climbing and burt out light stories if anyones ever interested. I guess I will shut up for now and read a bit more. Thanks again for having me.