Funny, but the coolest part of my recent vacation was basically a sauna. The wife and I spend the Labor Day weekend up in Glenwood Springs, hitting some hiking, food, shopping, amusement parks, hot springs, and so on. The coolest part might have been the vapor caves, which admittedly are a glorified sauna.
Of course, it’s not just a sauna. You go down the stairs into a dark, cement basement. It’s incredibly hot, humid, and smells of sulfur. You continue walking right into a natural cave and sit in the semi-darkness breathing in the steam. Sitting there in a small cavern on stone benches, channels in the floor let hot springs water drift by at 125 degrees Fahrenheit. As man made and modern as the building atop looks, the inside is extremely cool…so to speak.
I’m not sure why I found it so interesting, but I did. I spent the better part of an hour down there, coming out occasionally for breaks to use the restroom or to cool a little when it got overwhelming. I didn’t think it would be that captivating, but it was much more interesting than I thought. Natural caves are always interesting though, and one filled with a hot springs even more so due to never having been in one of those before.
It was just neat.