Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Stalactite Anyone?

We just came back from camping at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Campground in Luray, VA. We just love it there. Usually we go camping for Halloween, but since we've never used their pools or the waterslide, we decided to go during the summer. The views were just as spectacular and the rangers and campgrounds were just as awesome. While there we decided to visit the Luray Caverns. We try to do this every visit since Jake loves it and it is not only educational, but beautiful as well. Admission costs $19.00 for each adult and children ages 6-12 are just $9.00. But, they do offer some discounts and the entrance fee also includes the cost of admission to the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum as well. The caverns are temperature controlled at a comfortable 54 degrees and the guided tour takes about an hour to complete. The paved path is about 1 1/4 miles in length.

Stacpipe Organ (this is a working organ that uses the stalctites for their pipes!)

Pluto's Chasm
Totem Poles
Titania's Veil
Fried Eggs Formation
Wishing Well
Various Views
My pictures do not do this cave justice. The formations are just magnificent. To learn more about each of the named formations and about the caverns, check on discover the caverns on their website.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

The cavern is gorgeous. I have been there since I was a kid. I can't wait to take the girls there. I love all those formations. TFS..I also enjoyed you pier pictures. I've been fishing from that pier, it was along time ago.

Chrispea said...

Wow, cool shots Patti!! Looks like a gorgeous place to explore.