On my mom's birthday itself, our plan was a trip to Virginia to see the Luray Caverns and driving through the Skyline Drive. My mom had been to both before and she absolutely loved it the first time she went there with her girlfriends; that is why this, for her birthday, she wanted to take my stepdad and me to those places. We got up bright and early in the morning, brushed out teeth, threw on comfortable clothes and left for our adventure. The first stop, of course, was Starbucks on one of the Service Areas en route. After fueling up on coffee and pastry, we took the course to our final destination.
The second we got to the Caverns, it became very clear why my mom wanted to bring us there so much. The place was absolutely mesmerizing! First, we walked around the property, which included an old farm and a couple of tiny but interesting museums; and after the area was well-explored, we headed for the Caverns themselves. Amazing!
And after the Caverns, we got into the car and drove straight to the Skyline Drive.
The plan was to have a picnic outside. However, as we started setting up the table and building the fire, we realized that it was way to cold outside, so we moved our picnic into the car and continued there.