It was soon decided. Taum Sauk *loved* the second, higher cave, and named it the Unholey Cave since it was closed up at the other end, unlike the first. Never mind that it, of course, had to have *one* hole in it to make it an enterable cave in the first place. The lower and larger cave with its two holes instead of one hole naturally became Holey Cave. Unlike in church, unholey is better than holey here.
While Taum Sauk was busy on his exploring trip, I dismantled the marble race track and also packed away all the Bigfoot toy avatars into my satchel, leaving only Taum’s friend Empty Promises behind. He plans to live in the center of the Spool Table, a winter caretaker for Bigfoot as it were. And I’m sure Taum will be by to visit on occasion when he can burrow out of the snow and make a return trip to the now abandoned town.
I pour a celebratory 1/2 beer remaining from the day before and sit in my chair, staring at the surroundings for quite a while.
In my mind’s eye, I conjure up an image of Taum Sauk being joined by his wife Mina in his new home.
They test out the dirt in the back room…
… soon joined by Taum’s beloved chair and atv.
My 1/2 beer finished, I then get up from my own chair and take some final shots.
I seal up the top of the Spool Table with metal caps so that Empty Promises can stay dry. I hear his small voice thanking me as I place the final cap over the second hole, making this place unholey as well.
And that’s the end of the October 2015 Bigfoot Happening! I hope you enjoyed the pictures and stories.