Last weekend, we went to Virginia to visit Luray Caverns ones again for our eldest bday treat. He had been bugging us to go there for a long time, cause he saw my pictures with hubby in the cave when we went there 4years ago, when we dont have the kids yet. At that time, my eldest was still in Philippines, so he was not able to come with us.
Anyhow, it was a 3hours ride from our home to Luray. We had fun looking at the mountains with its glorious fall colors, beautiful farm lands, rock formations along the way, and the beautiful valley of Shenandoah. Indeed, it was a fun 3hours ride. I didnt hear much complains from the backseat, but there was one who keeps on saying.. are we there yet? He was just so excited to see one of the magnificent creations of God 😉
Below are our photos inside the cave.
My eldest was so excited to go inside the cave, that is located under this big house. The Limair Santarium used to stand here a long time ago, and was the first air-conditioned home in America by installing a shaft into a cavern chamber which was connected to the house above. But it got burned down in 1900s and they rebuilt it in this brick building. Quite interesting stuff there huh? You can read its history and how was it discovered here..Luray
Photo above shows the inside of the cave. As you can see people were walking down below, thats how big this cave is. We were supposed to be in that group but we decided to stay behind so we can enjoy the beauty of nature. Its an hour tour but we were spelunking, so it end up like 2hours tour. 😀
us inside the cave.
My Fellow spelunkers are enjoying the view
thats my very handsome hubby and little kano, walking along the walked way. No touching please. Its not allowed to touch the formations because your hands have a certain chemical that will stop it from growing.
The grand stalacpipe organ located in the cathedral. Its the worlds largest musical instrument. Stalactites covering 3 1/2 acres of the surrounding caverns produce tones of symphonic quality when electronically tapped by rubber-tipped mallets. This one-of-a-kind instrument was conceived by Mr. Leland W. Sprinkle of Springfield, Virginia, a mathematician and electronics scientist at the Pentagon. –Luray Caverns
And yours truly… enjoying the view from the house where the cave is located. Behind me is the tower of the garden Maze. I wanted to go down there, but when we got out from the Car and Carriage museum, it was already dark, and our tummy was also growling for food, so we head to town and had a great dinner at the Cracker Barrel.
It was a fun day trip. We got home so late already. Three hungry cats were so happy to see us. =)
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