MARCH 2, 2014 (Sunday)
Woke up to partial clear skies. Michael and I decided to go for it and go to Luray Caverns before the big storm arrives. The storm is supposed to dump over a foot of snow in this area. Lexi opted to stay home as she wasn’t feeling well. We left around 11:00 AM.
The drive to Luray Caverns was about thirty miles and took almost an hour. It’s a slow and pretty drive. We sang, “Country Roads” a few times.
When we got to the Caverns – we used our activities card to get half off. We were able to get right into the tour (less than a five minute wait). The tour was approximately an hour. We went down around 160 feet and walked over a mile, but it was a very leisurely walk with lots of stopping and taking pictures. We also got to hear the organ in the chapel area where they hold weddings. The organ uses the stalactites as the pipes. Beautiful caverns.
After we left the Caverns, we went to Harrisonburg (about 35 miles). We drove down the old town historic district. Lovely. Beautiful buildings and churches. We decided on a local place, The Capital Ale House, for linner. Was okay, not a favorite. Michael got a black bean burger and I got an omelette that had crab, mushrooms, and spinach. Michael’s black bean burger came with a big toothpick stuck in it with a slice of jalapeño (seeds and all) on the toothpick. He made the mistake of putting the toothpick in his mouth. When my omelette came out, I asked for ketchup. The server came back and gave us the hottest ketchup we have ever had. When we asked what the spice was that made it hot, she apologized, got a regular ketchup, and showed us how close the hot stuff was to the regular stuff. We thought she was trying to kill us. Between the hot ketchup and Michael’s jalapeño, we were pretty spiced up.
We left and started home but wanted to stop at a place Miss Marty had told us about – a nice grocery store called Martin’s. We did find it, and it was very nice. Got a few things in case we get stuck in our home for a few days due to the storm. We also stopped to get some gas ($3.19 gallon) so we’re prepared (hopefully).
We are now back at home – safe and sound. That was our day. Hope yours was great!