Thursday, June 9, 2011

Take me to the bridge.

"but soon the fore part of him slowly rose from the water; for an instant his whole marbelized body formed a high arch, like Virginia's Natural Bridge, and warningly waving his bannered flukes in the air,the grand god revealed himself, sounded, and went out of sight."
-Herman Melville,
Moby Dick

With our 5th wedding anniversary approaching, we wanted to go somewhere interesting. We decided on the Natural Bridge in VA for our vacation this year. We will be exploring paths around the bridge (with classical music and staged lighting at night, as seen above)and the deep caverns around it. There is a newly opened butterfly greenhouse that I am excited about seeing, and our hotel room will have a small private balcony facing the mountains.

They say George Washington surveyed the land and his initials are carved in the limestone of the bridge. Thomas Jefferson owned the property for awhile at one point, adding to it's historical interest. There is a "Native American Life" trail, too, but GB and I will probably skip that part. I do want to see the dinosaur park...they say there are huge models of dinasaurs romping around with statues of "settlers". That seems too corny to miss!
What really excites my deep inner book nerd is the quote from Moby Dick, though! How cool is that?

I will be posting pictures after our anniversary festivities are over. I can't wait to get away and have a little fun with my favorite guy!

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