Today started with a change of plans. I'd heard that the ice caves were a little too unstable due to the weather still being a little too warm to make the caves safe, and that people were only being able to go about 3 feet into the caves. The tour was a little too expensive to not actually be able to go all the way in to a cave, so we decided to bag the Ice Cave tour for the day and just set out to explore as far east as we could go before starting the trip back west tomorrow.
Now I'm wondering how that might work out though because after dinner we walked out so huge snowflakes and snow already accumulating on the ground. It's still snowing outside right now, 2 hours later... so tomorrow may be a lot of fun in the snow. :)
Oh, one thing I forgot to mention is just how dark dark can be in a country that has very few towns, and no street lights. It's crazy to be out there in the dark and not being able to see anything at all ... even with the high beams on in the car, you can barely see a few feet off to the side of the road. It's also quieter here than anywhere I have ever been. If you ever feel like you want to get away from it all.... this is certainly a place that can help you do that.