We finally made it to the Natural Bridge! If you’re not sure what it is, you can go here, or just listen to me for a couple of lines! It’s a huge wonder, a bridge about 20 stories tall, 100 feet wide and 40 feet thick! It’s surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Andrew and I walked through here and could not believe the size of it! It was surrounded by a beautiful natural trail and I couldn’t help but sit and stare at the sheer size of it! The admission was a little steep but we also got to see a Butterfly room and historical Wax Museum! It was no Madam Tussaud’s but it was cool to learn about the history of the country in that way! After some overpriced nacho’s we left to our next destination!
If you are looking for something a bit more entertaining, then check out Foamhenge! It’s amazing and EXACTLY what it sounds like! You’ve heard of Stonehenge right? That whole mysterious rock formation? Why do I need to travel across the world to get there when I can see the exact same thing made of foam?! The sculptor put it together in 6 weeks and has a sense of humor about the whole thing! It was a huge bonus of our day! The “rocks” are assembled exactly like the real thing and the man even mentioned the different theories on how the real one got there.
Finally we went to the Natural Bridge Zoo. It was only $12 each to get in and it was adorable! Honestly, it was weird how close and personal you could get with the animals! I’ve never seen a zoo like that! It was tiny in size but did not lack in its amount of animals! No siree! There were giraffes, elephants, tons of birds, camels, monkeys, and even zebras I loved it! Chickens ran amuck and almost every animal you could feed! As we were walking past the Parrot exhibit they kept saying “Hello!!”. Apparently on weekends you can hold baby tigers and ride the elephants! Unfortunately we just missed it but we still really enjoyed ourselves. I swear Andrew took a picture of every animal. (I’ll spare you most of the 283 taken that day!) I think if you love animals, you would really love this place!
By the way, while we were there, looking at the llamas, one of them got so excited she climbed under the gate and followed us! It was crazy! We obviously told the zoo staff and she said that this llama gets out all the time. Can you tell the zoo is more local? Andrew and I got to hang out with her for a while though! I can now say I’ve personally met a llama.
What dorky places have you seen like Foamhenge? What’s your favorite zoo to go to? Any we need to check out? Let me know!