OUR FOUR DAY TRIP TO LURAY CAVERNS,VIRGINIA
Luray Caverns was discovered in 1878. They are located in the Shenandoah valley close to the Allegheny Range of the Appalachian Mountains in the U.S.A. We wanted to walk on the Appalachian Trail and see the caves also. We started early Sunday morning from our home which is about 600 miles from Luray Virginia and got there that evening for our hotel reservation. We started early Monday morning to visit the caverns and I was surprised to see how beautiful the caverns were. We have been to Carlsbad caverns, Wyndotte cave and others. Luray Caverns will be right up there with the others for me. To see photos of the caves you can CLICK HERE. For those interested a complete history can be found at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are many things to see at the caves . They have an old car and Carriage Caravan and the Luray Valley Museum, Toy Town Junction ( toys of days gone by), A Garden Maze, and many other things to do and see.
We went through the caves early in the morning. I am glad we did because later there was a waiting line of people to go through the caves. After leaving Luray we drove through the Shenandoah National Park on the Skyline Drive (105 miles). The Appalachian Trail goes along with the Skyline Drive and that is one of the reasons for taking this trip. We wanted to walk the Appalachian Trail again. There are dozens of beautiful over looks on the Skyline Drive and we stopped at several of them. We took a short hike down to see the Lewis spring Water Fall. It was 3/4 of a mile down all the way. If I had known that I would have given it more thought. I guess anyone should know that a water fall is down.
After leaving Shenandoah National Park we drove over to Williamsburg,West Virgina on our way home to visit the Fenton Glass factory and gift shop. My wife has been there and has some Fenton glass. I was very impressed with the quality of the workmanship. We were disappointed they do not give tours of the factory any more. They do give tours of the bead making department. CLICK HERE to see the beautiful photos of their products. We moved on and stopped at a large candle shop that displays a large candle on top of their building. Photos are on our photo page.
That concluded our 4 day trip. We arrived home late that night and it was a very good 4 days. Four days is just right for me. I am sure we will find more 4 day trips and I will post them when we do.