Ever wonder what it's like to do the cave tour at Florida Caverns State Park? Well, here's a panorama that might help you get the mental picture of what to expect.
Seriously, this is one of the most unique tours in the state. Outside, the temperature was in the mid-90's, but inside the caverns it was a cool and dry 65 degrees. I tried to hide in a dark corner to keep from having to go back out into the heat, but was discovered by our guide and wasn't able to make it happen. Dang.
You know, I'm definitely learning a lot about creating panoramas on a smartphone, but this is the first one I've attempted underground. I didn't take it from some of the more interesting features on tour, simply because people move around the scene too much and it creates weird half-people, half-wall mashups. You get the idea, though.
Crank up the air conditioning, turn off all the lights and scroll around the panorama. It's a close approximation, but I'd still do the tour in person. For more info, visit www.floridastateparks.org/floridacaverns.