Since the kids are on holidays we have been trying to keep busy. Wednesday we went out with some families from the church to see the Mud Volcanoes! There are for real and quite amazing.
About 45 minutes out of the city we left the main road and made full use of our 4 wheel drive vehicles. Rhonda was driving and enjoyed it completely. It had been raining for a few days here and the ground was very muddy. I don’t know how these volcanoes work but they ooze up out of the ground. They are cold (no lava here) and I think it is a methane gas that pops up. Most of them are fairly small but some are very watery and wide. We spent a lot of time getting the kids ‘unstuck’ from the mud.
Needless to say, we all got extremely dirty. The mud is very thick and clay like. We are still washing clothes and scaping mud off our shoes. After looking at the volcanoes we had a little lunch and washed off what we could. On the way home we stopped at an area that has pre-historic cave drawings. The kids enjoyed rock climbing and we got a great view of the Caspian Sea.
All in all it was a fun day, enjoyed by everyone. I have tried to add a link here to a little video. It should take you to YouTube and show you the adventure our youth pastor (Joe) had with one volcano. Very funny.
Have a great week, David