Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Virginia Memories {part 2}

The continuation of our time in Virginia…

After hiking Satuday afternoon, we had planned on going home. But, on our way home, we saw a farm with acres of corn maze, and other fun activities including a hay ride around the scenic place. We decided to stop there and were thankful we did!…

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The areial view of the corn maze spelled “pigs are pretty.” I think I disagree with that….anyways, there were seven different boards you had to find, and read the information written on them. Then you had to write your answers to the questions on a piece of paper, and give it to a man who checked your answers…

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We got all the answers right, and they sent us “home” with nine gourds.
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William absolutely loved the “bean box.” He didn’t want to leave.
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There was a tunnel through the hay bales….

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duck racing…

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…hay bales to climb on and the last activity we did was a tractor ride. There were so many gorgeous views as were rode around the farm, but, unfortunately, the camera battery was dead!

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The sun was setting by the time we got back to home away from home…

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Monday morning we went to Skyline Caverns. Wow, they were amazing! One day a scientist was digging in what is now the parking lot of skyline caverns, and eventually found the big entrance area of the caverns. The caverns seem to go on forever, and they’re miles which aren’t public accessible. It was truly amazing to see God’s creation---under the ground! Something that was a first for all of us.


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In an area of these caverns, they have the largest collection of the crystals found anywhere in the world!

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Oh, and something else I’ll mention is that our tour guide was a 14 year old boy! We were suprised someone was working for them at that young! He did an excellent job.

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Andrew got his first pocket knife for a grand total of two dollars at the gift shop. He was thrilled!

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That afternoon, we did some more hiking. Alanna called hiking “going to the museum” and loved it.
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We hiked a mile down (I mean really down!) to Dark Hallow Falls, but the falls you could see was only a very short part. Then, Mom and us five oldest hiked another 1000 feet down to see the big falls. Ivan and I went farther down, but there was not a place to take a picture of the longest part of the falls where people or trees weren’t right in the way. So we settled for these….

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After hiking all the way back up, we went home. As soon as we got back to the van, it started pouring down rain! Even though we ate dinner soon after getting home, it was 9:15 pm, so that went on record for us as our latest dinner yet! [smile]

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Tuesday morning: soccer games in the front yard!
We spent the day around the house on Tuesday playing games, hiking, and the list goes on.

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Tuesday night we enjoyed the rarity of going out for dinner. We went to Cracker Barrel and enjoyed a delicious meal there.
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Well, that’s all for part 2! Have a wonderful Wednesday, y’all!

“Teach me to do thy will;
for thou art my God:thy spirit is good;
lead me into the land of uprightness.”
Psalm 143:10

1 comment:

grammie said...

What fun!