Sunday, July 26, 2009

Grand Caverns

This structure is called the elephant and is in a room called the zoo. There was a keeper, an alligator, a turtle, and a shark.

This is called the red room.

We took the kids to Grottoes yesterday, about a 15 minute drive south, to see Grand Caverns. I was amazed by how beautiful it all was. The pictures really don't do it justice at all! Peyton walked almost the entire 1.5 miles and Liam had to be carried most of the time. Both kids really enjoyed it, but Peyton really was excited by it all. She was right behind the tour guide for most of it and kept saying that she wanted to go explore the smaller tunnels and pathways. Who knows, maybe she'll be a spelunker someday! Kids ages 6 and under were free and Mark and I got a big discount because we're Harrisonburg residents. It was a great and inexpensive way to spend the day. After the tour we changed our clothes and waded in the river for a while. The caverns are in a park with picnic tables, a mini golf course, and access to the river. They have a bike path that we'd like to explore at some point too. It's amazing to think that all of this exists underground. It's really quite awesome.

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