Andrew and I went to Luray, VA to explore the Shenandoah Valley. The Valley is at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains so needless to say, the entire trip was beautiful. We went in November and the leaves changing colors and the air had a cool breeze. We chose to go to Luray because I went there as a child and I always talked about the spectacular views and all the outdoor adventures. We grabbed a map and headed to the Skyline Drive! It was absolutely beautiful.
We explored Luray Caverns which is the largest cavern on the East Coast! The caverns are indeed a natural wonder... the history of who discovered them and how is truly amazing. When you walked through the cavern you feel more skin to an unearthly experience.
We also hiked Stony Man Mountain in the Shenandoah National Park. The hike was short and pretty easy! There were three really awesome overlooks and there wasn't many people.We also went to the Car and Carriage Caravan Museum and the Luray Valley Museum. They were both pretty small and didn't have much to really offer but it was worth learning about the history of Luray.
Here is a picture of the Luray Singing Tower! It is 117 feet tall and contains 47 bells. It recitals every 45 mins throughout the spring, summer and fall.
We also went to Bear Mountain Zipline! It included 7 ziplines which totaled to 2700 ft of line. The last 1000 ft stretch brings your out over a meadow. It was mine and Andrews first time on a zipline so we were both unsure about the experience but by the end of the course we were pros!