Andrew Hamm: the Bipolar Express

Ruminations on theatre, music, and just about anything else that crosses my bipolar brain.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Day 1: Luray Caverns and Cave Ridge Vineyards

We left Richmond at 10 this morning, and drove to Luray Caverns to start our trip. I hadn't been there since the early '80s, and Karen had never been in a cavern at all. I was, frankly, a little worried that she would be a bit claustrophobic in the caves, so I gave her a small flashlight to have in her purse.

Luray Caverns is one of the most awesome places I have ever seen in my life. What's really cool is when you feel a drip of water on your head or shoulder as you walk through the caverns, reminding you that everything in there is still under construction.

I took a lot of video inside, but only a few photos. Here are a couple of my favorites.

They had Dippin' Dots, which felt and tasted great in the 97 degree heat. Then we drove north to a small winery called Cave Ridge Vineyards. They got our visit because it was 4:15 when we left Luray and they were the closest place that was open until 5:30. We were the only two people there, so we got a lot of face-to-face time with Karen and Randy, the owners. It turns out that Cave Ridge has only been open for less than a year. They have six wines to offer, of which we bought three. The whites were exceptionally good, especially the Traminette. Somehow we managed to avoid snapping a picture of their lovely building, but this is the view from their deck.

On the way to our hotel in Harrisonburg, we saw a trio of pheasants by the roadside.

Now Karen is enjoying the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance. More tomorrow.

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  • At 8/17/2007 2:53 AM , Blogger Joey Fanelli said...

    When at the Luray Caverns, did you take a shot at the garden maze? Last time I went, which was last summer I believe, I took a crack at it and, despite my best efforts, I wasn't able to make it all the way through.

  • At 8/17/2007 9:36 AM , Blogger Andrew Hamm said...

    It was 97 degrees, so we weren't into walking around for an indefinite amount of time under the hot sun. We looked at some people in the maze, though.

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