Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Off to Salem VA
We actually decided all this while driving today. On the way we also stopped to visit Appomattox Court House where the South surrendered to the North. Most of it was reconstructions but it was a nice day and good place to eat lunch.
We were lucky enough to park next to the CatCircus.com bus, although we didn't get to see any Cat Circus tricks, and they were gone by the time we toured the Bridge.
First we checked out the Butterfly enclosure which is included in your ticket. It was small but packed with butterflies. Although we've seen a ton of butterflies outside anyway.
There are so many inside you have to be careful not to step on or crush any. And the have a cool display of butterflies coming out of their cocoons in various stages of their life.
The Bridge is actually pretty cool, we walk the entire nature trail which also takes you to see a recreated indian encampment, a lost river and a small salt-petre mine.
There are also caverns here but that was extra and having recently been to Luray we didn't bother seeing them.
One fun part of the bridge is that is actually a bridge and the highway runs right over it. On our way out toward Salem, VA where we have decided to stop for the night we drive right over it, you can see in the picture below. It would be cool if you could get a picture taken of your car going over the bridge.
After shopping we had dinner. We got a little lazy and purchased a 5$ roast chicken at Walmart so we just had to cook up some veggies and eat!