After an emotional week, we decided to go forward with a family trip we had planned. Our vacation bible school theme this year is Cave Quest. We thought it would be fun to take the kids to Luray Caverns to help them get excited and informed about the VBS theme.
I'm pretty sure I visited the caverns as a kid, but Jason had not. He was just as excited as the kids. I just love this picture of the reflection of the stalactites in the small pool of water in the cave.
It was so nice to have this time away as a family. We went with our friends the Lassiters, but I don't have pictures of us all.
The kids had a great time and they were amazed by these natural structures.
The "eggs" (more like oyster shells with pearls) are a famous site in the caverns!
After the cave tour, we did a maze outside and the kids had to find 4 goals to get the secret message. This was tons of fun!
Even in the midst of tragedy, we're trying to keep things as normal as possible for the kids. They miss Pap very much, but they're learning to cop with the new normal.