Don and I visited Luray Caverns last week. It’s a bit touristy, but still breathtaking in spots.

This is Dream Lake, the largest body of water in the caverns. However, its deepest point is not more than 18 to 20 inches. The “lake” creates a mirror image of the stalactites hanging from the ceiling.


According to the National Geographic Society, Luray Caverns has some of the most perfectly formed translucent drapery formations known:


The white formation in the background of this photo is Titania’s Veil. It’s made of pure calcite, the result of spreading crystalline deposits. These deposits, commonly called flowstone, spread laterally coating walls or ceilings.


From a Washington Post article:

The slogan says famously that Virginia is for lovers, but it’s also for cavers.The land is riddled with them. Virginia is the only state with an independent cave board, and the bureaucrats have identified more than 4,000 caves, ranging from shallow crevices to expanses spidering under the hills and hollows along the limestone backbone that runs northeast from Bristol to Front Royal.


For my mom, the fried eggs: