Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday Musebles

Considering it rained the entire week leading up to and intermittently through the weekend, our annual Fall Camping Trip was a success! This trip we made it back to the original Wineberry Cabin, where this whole trip started. I absolutely love this cabin, it's beautiful porch and large fire place. On the other hand, the slippery and slightly scary trek to its doors leave a little to be desired.

With the government shut down and impending rain showers, half of us headed to the Luray Caverns. It was such a great alternative to our normal hiking routine....and absolutely beautiful! If you haven't had a chance to check out this regional attraction, it's definitely a must.

The caves were discovered in 1878 by five men checking out a nearby sinkhole. They dug a hole deep enough for the smallest boy to shimmy down and they began exploring what would become the 1.25 mile-long tour of the caverns. It reminded me a lot of Mammoth Cave, which I visited during a college spring break (caves gone wild version), but way more touristy.

Hence our hedge maze splurge! Even in the rain, it was totally worth it! I surprised how tricky it actually was and had we not been rushing to get out of the rain, we could have spent hours in there.

While we were waiting for the other group to finish up their hike, we happily detoured to Wisteria Vineyard. It is such a cute boutique winery with sheep, chickens, adorable pups and yummy wine. The Chardonnay and Ashtaroot were definitely my favs, but I really couldn't complain about any of the unique varieties.

We made it back to the cabin with just enough daylight and before the skies opened up to a night-long rain. This was the first time in five years we switched up the menu and grilled tuna steaks, green beans, potatoes and carrots. We kept the tradition of the box wine and s'mores going though :)

Government shut downs, wind or rain won't keep us away!