Frank and Alex are taking a father-son bonding road trip this weekend, up to Mt. Shasta and Lava Beds National Monument in Northern California. When they arrived at Lava Beds National Monument, they called me and told me to look at the webcam that the park provides at the Visitor's Center. There, you see Alex in a green shirt, looking like a cactus. It took a while, but I noticed Frank there to the left. Nothing like wearing clothes that match the scenery.
So far, Alex's report was that they went into a cave that had lights. He had been hoping for one he could use his cool LED flashlight in, but this one was equipped with lighting. I asked what else he saw, and he said, "Stalactites. Here, they call them lavacicles. You know, like Popsicles, only made out of lava."
At least he's learning something.
Photo: From the Live Webcam at Lava Beds National Monument.