Instead of turning around and driving home we decided to see what Ruby Falls was all about. I'd been before, but didn't remember much about the tour.
After a mile hike into the mountain through a path that has been cleared for tours you arrive at Ruby Falls. It's beautiful. They keep the lights off until everyone on the tour is in the cavern and then they turn them on. It's pretty breathtaking. It's hard to capture how pretty it is in a single picture.
The falls are over 100 feet tall and scientists are unsure where the water comes from. They haven't been able to track back to it's source but they do know when there is a lot of rain, the cave will flood.
I didn't take pictures along the hike to the falls because it's really hard to make pictures of rocks interesting and it's hard to tell what the pictures are of without being there and seeing them in space.
After the tour, back above ground we went to the top of the observation tower to check out the view.
Here are the standard we-don't-have-anyone-to-take-a-picture-of-us-together pictures.