Archive for May 27th, 2008

Outdoor Story: Rae Nadler-Olenick

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Passport to Texas Outdoor Stories from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Rae Nadler-Olenick traveled to Brackettville in 1994 to attend the National Speleological Convention, where she met an attractive, interesting man who later became her husband.

This is her Outdoor Story.

I happened to be talking to him on Friday, and he said, ‘Hey, are you going to the Devil’s Sinkhole tomorrow?’ Now, the Devil’s Sinkhole had just been opened after years of being closed. Well, I hadn’t made up my mind yet, but he offered me a ride. Yeah. I’ll go to the Devil’s Sinkhole with you. Yeah. That made up my mind. And the drive was substantial from Brackettville, and that gave us some opportunity to talk. When we got to the sinkhole, we geared up and went down. Anyway, we went down to the bottom. And, we found ourselves on bat guano. Spongy, spongy bat guano, so this wasn’t real romantic in a way, but (laughs), we walked around that area, just kept talking, and we found out we had a lot in common. We kind of clicked. And we climbed out side-by-side, and we’ve been together ever since.

Just goes to show you how nature brings people together.

Well, it certainly did on that occasion.

That’s our show for today…Remember: Life’s Better Outside…

Yes. Yes, that’s what this is all about.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.