Love the Virginias

After visiting the Carolinas, I continued working my way North through the Virginias with a small but exciting shot-list.

 You can't really break down this Welcome Sign too much, it's just a simple subjective claim.

You can't really break down this Welcome Sign too much, it's just a simple subjective claim.

A week prior, I called the property owner of an abandoned amusement park and was told I could explore the grounds for $20. He then mentioned it was 3' under water due to some recent heavy rains.  ...I rolled up to see it dry, and just photographed it from a respectable distance and saved my cash.

 The park was closed in 1966 when a young girl was killed on the swing and a boy drowned in the pond. More spooky, in the late 1700's the land was home to a Native American tribe who were fought away of the area. 2 children were brutally killed in retaliation. spurring another fight killing more of the tribe. Haunted, for sure.

The park was closed in 1966 when a young girl was killed on the swing and a boy drowned in the pond. More spooky, in the late 1700's the land was home to a Native American tribe who were fought away of the area. 2 children were brutally killed in retaliation. spurring another fight killing more of the tribe. Haunted, for sure.

 I'm glad I didn't pay to support the attraction.

I'm glad I didn't pay to support the attraction.

 Tetanus wheel.

Tetanus wheel.

 My mood turn much better once getting to Virginia. Great job on this welcome sign, it's in the running to for the best in the USA

My mood turn much better once getting to Virginia. Great job on this welcome sign, it's in the running to for the best in the USA

 Covered bridges are plentiful on the East Coast, but this is one of a few remaining "humpbacks" that rise in the center.

Covered bridges are plentiful on the East Coast, but this is one of a few remaining "humpbacks" that rise in the center.

 Virginia is really full of LOVE.

Virginia is really full of LOVE.

 ...more P.D.A. 

...more P.D.A. 

 ...but where's somebody to love me??

...but where's somebody to love me??

All this talk of love was making me lonely, so I crawled into a hole.  ...quite literally I went down into the Luray Caverns.

 Inside the Earth are bizarre and beautiful scenes like this. This shallow pond was wild to stare at.

Inside the Earth are bizarre and beautiful scenes like this. This shallow pond was wild to stare at.

 Wouldn't it be cool to float around on a raft and stare at the stalactites?! 

Wouldn't it be cool to float around on a raft and stare at the stalactites?! 

  There are no living creatures in here other than the tourists.

There are no living creatures in here other than the tourists.

 Over the years their Wishing Well's donations have tarnished the color of the rocks into a beautiful turquoise tone.

Over the years their Wishing Well's donations have tarnished the color of the rocks into a beautiful turquoise tone.

 The cave is melting!

The cave is melting!

 Don't you want a Rocky Road ice cream cone right now? 

Don't you want a Rocky Road ice cream cone right now? 

 Jus chyllin

Jus chyllin

From here I'm cruising up to Washington DC, aka the District of Colombia, aka the Murder Capital of America, aka parking in a well lit area while urban camping.