So we decided we needed a much deserved family fun day!
We got up and headed out of the house around 10 am, which if you knew my husband, you would agree is a miracle! We drove up towards Luray and stopped in town to get some lunch. The restaurant we found was perfect, they used local ingredients and had a nice but casual atmosphere in a really pretty old building. After a yummy lunch (filled with pickles for Grayson!) we went over to the caverns. We got tickets and waited in line for the tour to begin. Gray thought it was spooky as we headed down the stairs into the first room of the cave, but he soon warmed up to the idea. The tour ran just over an hour and we walked a little more than a mile, so the kids were pretty tired by the end, and they had to hike back up all those stairs. Haven and Brittan thought the caves were pretty cool, although Brittsy faded and was tired by the end. The girls picked out some cute earrings (and they were so cheap we were happy to oblige) and Grayson bought a hard hat with a light on top (picture to come soon). After the caverns we stopped at a cute little shop on our way home and then made the trip back. The kids seemed to have a good time, and for the most part everyone behaved and was pleasant and smiley. I cannot wait for summer so that we can have more family days, it is really too bad that Ryan works weekends, because the kids and I love having him along for the adventures.