Weekend review: February’s adventure

This past weekend, BF and I crossed Luray Caverns off my DC bucket list and completed February’s adventure. I wasn’t sure if the weather would cooperate, but as it turned out, Sunday was a perfect day for an adventure.

Luray Caverns are located in Luray, VA (handy!) and are about 1.5 hours outside of DC. The drive is fairly easy and so worth it for a day-trip. BF and I arrived just as a tour was heading down into the caverns – talk about perfect timing.

The tour itself is about an hour long and you get to walk for over a mile through the caverns – which was a lot more than I anticipated. I’ve never really been down in caverns before, so I was all ooh’s and ahh’s while BF looked on in amusement.

And now for a best of the best photo tour of Luray Caverns, as seen from my iPhone. Apologies for the lack of brightness in some of the photos.

BF at the start of the tour. All smiles for stalagmites!

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First stop, Dream Lake. What you’re looking at are stalactites perfectly mirrored in the shallow water below. Definitely an oooOOoooh moment.

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BF and I doing a sneaky self-portrait while the tour guide was probably telling us something interesting.

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And here is the Giant Redwood, the largest column in the caverns taking at least 7 million years to form.

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Overheard on the tour at this point: “Is the Earth even 7 million years old?” *facepalm*

And one of the last stops on the tour, The Wishing Well. Every January, the water is drained from the well and all the coins are donated to various charities. Of course, we both made a wish. There’s my coin – see it?

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After we left the caverns, I bought a magnet to commemorate the adventure (as I do) and then we checked out the rest of the area. Our tickets to the caverns also gave us access to 2 museums, but neither of us had much interest so we popped down to check out the garden maze. I’m a sucker for garden mazes, so we spent the next 45 minutes running around trying to get all the goals they had hidden inside.

Here’s the view from the top of a bridge inside the maze. See, didn’t I say it was a perfect day for an adventure?

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After the maze, we grabbed a snack from the cafe and then headed back home. All in all, a fantastic day for a great adventure. Roll on March!

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