From the caverns it was off to Linville Falls for a short hike to see the falls and Linville River in the gorge.
Next on the schedule was gemstone mining at Emerald Village where everyone struck it rich. After the mining, we toured the open part of the old mine. This particular mine was a feldspar mine which was, years ago, used in Bon Ami cleansing powder.
And finally, we held a bowling tournament with some cash payoffs to the high scorer in each lane as well as overall top scorer. Winners were: Jesse, Kiril, Rafe, Stewart, and William. Jesse and Kiril tied for high scorer with 117. And yes, they were using the bumpers.