Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Beautiful Day!

This past weekend was a GREAT weekend for our family.  Not only was the weather great, but my husband didn't have to work at all.  For those of you are not close to our family, you may be thinking big deal.  But for those of you who do know us, you know that a weekend off for the hubby is a HUGE deal.  So we decided to take advantage of the days off and the beautiful weather to take the girls to Luray Caverns and a nice drive through Skyline Drive. 

When we first arrived at the caverns the girls were both so excited.   The idea of exploring caves underground was coolest thing they'd ever heard of.   Then when we actually started our long decent into the caves, my youngest decided that it may not be so cool after all.  "You mean we are actually going underground!!  For real!"  She whined all the way down that it was too scary and the rocks were going to fall on her head.  But then once she actually got to the bottom of the stairs and looked around, her fears were forgotten.  The two of them set off on their head set tour with the goal to solve the "mysteries" of the caverns.  I love that they provided a separate tour for the kids so they could get excited about learning.  And who doesn't love a good mystery??? 

They discovered the mirror lake, the frozen waterfall, hanging bacon, and even fried eggs.  We even found a formation that looked like a dragon from the movie, "How To Train Your Dragon".   The kids enjoyed listening to the singing rocks and making a wish in the underground wishing well.  After the caverns, we took the long way home so that we could drive Skyline Drive.  It was truly beautiful with all the changing leaves and amazing overlooks.  The kids had fun getting out and exploring and looking for bears.  Although they were disappointed they didn't find any, I was completely fine with it!  What family activities do you enjoy during the Fall?  Grab a latte, put up your feet, and join the discussion!

4 comments:

Deb said...

What a precious family you have!! Your girls are cuties!! Glad you had such a good weekend...we all need to get away and regroup from time to time...Pappy and I are gonna have to do that as soon as our lives settle down a bit...oh, that might be NEVER!!! :)

blueviolet said...

It sounds absolutely perfect!!! I wanna come next time!

Kristen Andrews said...

I love skyline drive, we went there when I was a kid and I have many fond memories

Butterfly Flutter said...

Your hubby sounds like my we have been trying to get our bathroom remodeling done for almost three months now. It is so nice to just have family time. I treasure those moments and always enjoy ever moment.