The picture above is of Son #2 joining some of the rest of us who also flew off the rope swing into Bear Lake several days back when we enjoyed a quick camping trip with my mom & dad.
Nearby Bear Lake is Dismals Canyon, which is absolutely beautiful and full of rich history. The crazy thing is that the area is completely surrounded by normal-looking farmlands. But then suddenly this canyon opens up and you go down to a completely different world.
And the canyon is also home to these little glow-in-the-dark creatures they call "Dismalites." According to our tour guide, there are only three places on earth where these creatures are found: Australia, New Zealand, and Dismals Canyon in Alabama.
Should you visit the area, you could also go see longest Natural Bridge east of the Rockies...
100 Great Things About Living in Alabama:
#66... Dismals Canyon & Bear Lake