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Bat Cave Report
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 • Posted May 20, 2009

If memories were money, then I would be a billionaire! Others who visit the cave often feel the same. This week there were three generations of a family who showed up and there were smiles on every single face. Grandpa was a retired science teacher who was exhibiting as much enthusiasm as his very young grandson. When mom/daughter looked over and saw her son and dad’s huge grins, she exclaimed, “WHAT A MEMORY!” I knew then that no matter what the rest of the season was like, I had seen and heard enough on this one night to cause my heart to go thumpidy thump for the rest of the year.

Our first youngster of the season to visit, Master Kaden Crocker, named one of the lady bats Battilda. She was a very proud bat after that. She knew that this young man and his family would always appreciate bats and what they do for humans. Kaden gave me the duty of caring for his Battilda until he could get back to check on her.

Another exciting moment at the cave was when Dale Weisman and his daughter Erica came out to the cave. He is doing a story for the Texas Highways magazine. I do believe that the drive out, the crossing of the river, and the delightful and early emergence of the bats will find only words of appreciation from this gentleman. We will keep you posted on the release of his story.

So, what are you waiting for, get on out for a visit…a memory… a time of your life. Admission to the cave is $5.00 for persons six years of age and older. We will even give you a money back guarantee if you are not totally excited with the whole memory-making process! The show is rated E for Everyone.

Emergence time on Sunday evening was 7:01 p.m., so if you wait until dark to get there, it will all be over. I give about a 20 minute educational presentation, so come on out and enjoy the evening.

Dale Weisman and his daughter, Erika, visited The Eckert James River Bat Cave last week. Dale was featuring Mason in an article he is doing for the Texas Highways Magazine.

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