Luray, Luray

By: Ylee , 12:57 PM GMT on November 22, 2012

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Luray, Virginia is where the headquarters of Shenandoah National Park is located. Back in the 1930s, when lands for the park were being aquired, the mountain people were bought out, some of them being given lands and homes outside of Luray. It is said that some of them moved back into the park, as they were more partial to the old way of life!

Now, as then, Luray has been connected to, and owes its lifeblood to, the Shenandoah. Hiking, camping, and fishing have brought people here for well over a hundred years!

Now, the Campbell family, which has a goat farm there, has recently expanded their operations to include tours and weddings held at their facilities! Of course, they have to show off their grounds with a fine webcam!

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Happy sunday..its been mighty cool here today. Last night was freezing.
I have the night off from the stove tonight. Max said he wasn't hungry and would probably settle for a sandwich later, no protesting from me!
I do not remember ever going to Luray Caverns. We haved been in Mammoth and Carlsbad Caverns. I honestly thought the Luray caverns had "died" because of mistreatment in it early years of being opened and people not being careful of touching stuff. Carlsbad was a great cavern. We, of course, stayed to watch the great exodus of the bats.

Pros, the Snow monkeys are still there. Just go into the Septembe blog and scroll down. I watched them last evening. Such a crowd around them too. One lady was, in my opinion, much to close to one of the monkeys.

take care....
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Well, shoot. The Adelaide cam is gone. Oh, well. I'll still leave my little tidbit that I found while researching...uh...sword swallowers. More about that later.

"Professor Wishart" was born around 1845 and performed sword swallowing in Adelaide Australia in 1926 at the age of 84 under the billboard "Professor Wishart, Sword Swallower Extraordinary, Entertainer to the Royalty and Crowned Heads of Europe and the East". In 1929, Wishart was described as a thin old man with long gray whiskers who "dressed flashily, with glitter trousers, a red cummerbund and a green velvet jacket". He finished his act by swallowing a large tent peg. Wishart is mentioned in the book The Boy From Buninyong - The Life of an Australian Showman by Angela Badger.

And we think reality tv is something. ;)
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Man, I need to get here sometime when the cams aren't quiet! LOL

Nothing right now. Not a sausage.

Oh, Atlanta! I am SO glad I don't live there. I've been several times, as Hubby's older brother lives in the area. And we went through Atlanta to a family wedding in Chattanooga. Those highways scared the absolute bejeebers out of me!

As you said, 5 lanes of mayhem each way. And the speeds everyone was doing! I hazarded a glance at the speedometer; we were doing 80 and everyone was flying past us.

Shore, that Luray ware reminds me a bit of Homer Laughlin's Fiesta ware, except for the colour palette. The shape is similar.
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Hi, Ylee ~ Hope your Thanksgiving was great!

Just a note about LuRay pastels - a dinnerware line made by Taylor, Smith, Taylor of Chester, West Virgina. It was produced from 1938 - 1961 in Persian Cream, Windsor Blue, Sharon Pink, and Surf Green. Windsor Gray was added, but wasn't very popular and was discontinued after just a few years.

Given the locations of the Luray Caverns and the company, there's no question someone came up with the name based on the local attraction. It often happened - lots of place names show up as shape names. Homer Laughlin used "Niagara", "Seneca", "Golden Gate" and others. Some companies used state names, or even the names of surrounding towns.

Here's a pic of Luray dinnerware. It's pretty stuff, but I never collected it. I always looked when I came across a piece, though. ;)

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Good morning Ylee.
The driveway was clear but it's snowcovered again. I think I'll just let the Queen pack this layer down with the car.
Have a good night at work.
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Kilimanjaro peeking out over the top of the clouds.... wonderful :)
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Hi Ylee, Syd is a mean little bird. He just raised his crest and crowed, "Bring it", until tired of the war cries we capitulated and said we were just kidding about cooking him...sort of.
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Good morning. Your cam in Mioveni sent me to google for a search. I recognized the name as a Latin derivative but had no idea where it is located. Makes sense, Romania!

The feeder cam is deserted, too early and the critters are asleep as I should be!

Happy Sunday to you.
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25. Ylee
Time to go home! Be back tomorrow night!
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I've done the drive from Ky. to Fla. a few times, and from my memory, driving through Atlanta on I75 was the worst, bug! The roads were OK,(at least the ones that didn't have construction!) it was just 5 lanes of mayhem each way!

ycd, look up This is not America, by David Bowie!

I had a lead foot in my youth, too, although knowledge of the many deer that abound nowadays has tempered my driving style quite a bit! :)
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Hey Ylee:
Though I still check the cams and read comments when I know you are not at work it matters that you are plugged in somewhere (or will be back soon) when I practice my typing and thinking skills.
Since conversation here went to roads I gotta recommend the section of Route 66 we followed: Very few other vehicles and decent macadam - I got some readable photos of the Burma Shave signs and even tried to read the ones in the opposite lane (Tloml was driving at the time).
No they would not let me pilot the NASCAR and I was relieved about that. If I was about 45 years younger I would take the next level and see if I could qualify to take the wheel but it was quite a thrill to be just riding at 165 mph. Had a dodge "Sleeper" back then in my early 20s: 313V8 with 3/4 race cam, dual exhaust, Carter AFB and "long legs". The speedometer pinned at 120 mph but the car went faster than that. I know because the one time I ran that fast I was pulled over the next day for excessive noise - the "Blue Bottle" Glasspack mufflers were burned clean of glasspack I guess.
Point being: I had a serious "Lead Foot" back then but as time passes I am now accused of driving "Like an old farmer".
Anyhow I should have answered you question on my blog.
Went back to find the pun on the previous blog and though I got the Louie, Louie:
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I see something at the bottom of the feeder cam but I can't make out what it is. Probably another squirrel.

I HATE I95. It's horrible.

The only time I had to take it was when I was going to Sumter. It was full of potholes. Luckily, I only had one short stretch to traverse. From I26 to just past the Santee lakes; the Summerton exit.

When Beth was moving from FL back to Chatham, she said 95 in SC was the worse stretch of road for about the whole trip. I'm surprised her RV didn't shake itself apart before they could cross the SC/NC state line.
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That's a long haul, janet, especially with all the people going home!

Take a break and prop your feet up; you've earned it! :)
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I hope you had a nice thanksgiving. We enjoyed a brief visit from D & granddogs. Unlike most schools hers had he whole week off. She didn't get here until Tuesday evening and left very early this morning hoping to beat some of the traffic. The drive up took her 13 hours usually a 12 hour drive.

I am exhausted so off I go

Take care.
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Hi, bug! Must be a nice day for fishing in NZ, with all the trailers on the beach!

The Tetons have looked that way for a couple of hours!

We now have a chance of sneaux in the forecast Monday night! Ack!
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Looks like some nasty weather moving in on the Tetons.

The rest have either gone nighty-night or there's nothing much moving.

Need to remember to check back to the feeder cam before it gets dark. Might see a last minute visitor.
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17. Ylee
Hi, everybody! Had to wait my turn on this computer! Hope everybody had a good Thanksgiving, and didn't get trampled on Black and Blue Friday! :)

Colder than heck here today! The forecast high here today was 40, but I don't think it's going to make it! It could drop below 20 tonight!

The cams that I can see look OK; Had some stuff came up Wed. night, so all I could get was eight cams posted before I left for home that morning! I'll have a new blog up by the end of the week, hopefully highlighting the return of Milos!

I'll have to make the responses brief, as someone else might need this computer soon! :(

Sandi, Thanksgiving was okay; at least I survived! :)

Bug, wab, a cat catching a squirrel on the feeder can would be a source of conversation!

Hi, ycd! There are a lot of "tourist farms" about now, especially in the eastern U.S.!

Shore, I've never heard of that brand of dinnerware! I'll have to wait for your follow-up post!

Hi, Karen! Can't see the graphic, but it is a tame to be thankful, even if it means spending time with annoying relatives! :)

Briar, I would like nothing better than to see the Tetons in pereson!

Congrats, Rob! You caught the joke! Did you realize the last blog had the same type of pun?

Hi, GG! Did Syd breathe a sigh of relief when Thanksgiving was over? :)

Pros, I should have mentioned the caverns, but ran out of time! :( Did Thanksgiving turn out well?
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Good morning. Nice surprise blog. Luray is in my backyard, so to speak. We have been there many times, on our way to the Shenandoah camping grounds-the Blue Ridge. Of course another Luray attraction are the Luray Caverns, we used to take out of town guests to the Caverns. I used to love to descend to the caverns and then follow the cavern trail to the end (to where the powers that be said was the end of the visitors area). Thank you for posting this blog and the Luray cam, also thank you for keeping the deer feeding ground cam. Maybe at some point you can bring back the monkey cam, I like that one too.

I just had a thought(yes, occasionally I have a thought), is there a cam from inside the Luray Cavern? Maybe in the Cathedral Room? That should be awesome.

Have a lovely day Ylee.
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Cams are all very quiet. Not a soul or critter to be seen.

Finally checked the Blue Ridge cam early enough, before the sun came over the mountain and blinded me.
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Good morning Ylee. Pretty quiet on the cams, a couple of deer at the feeder and the rest is quiet, even at the old waterhole.

Sure is chilly out this morning when I put the food out for the kitties. I was a bit early since they were all sitting there waiting for their noms. All their dishes were empty, either by them or by one of the other beasties that come by to forage.

Anyway will now have a coffee, take my BP meds and eltroxin then probably will head back to bed for a few more hours.

Have a great day ahead.
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Hey Ylee, hope you had a great turkey day!
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Fine little girl waits for me
Catch a ship across the sea
Sail that ship about, all alone
Never know if I make it home

Luray, Luray, oh no
Me gotta go

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Anudder squirrel.....
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I remember the first and only time I visited the Grand Tetons. The scenery, of course, is magnificent, but what stuck in my memory the most was just what that webcam shows. Every other mountain range I've seen has a serious of progressively higher foothills. Only at the Grand Tetons have I seen snow-capped mountains rising like a massive wall directly from flat plains. High plains to be sure, but flat and then abruptly rising into a line of sharply rugged mountains. Good find!

I enjoyed the bit about Luray and the Shenandoah. That goat farm has a great view, too.
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Some wonderful views that are usually black to me first thing in MY morning. Lots of tractors and boat trailers in Akitio. Must be a good day for being out on the sea!
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A cat, wab?

Well, we've pretty much seen everything else, so why not? I doubt it was there for the feed; it was probably hoping for something livelier!

Not much hopping on the cams at the moment. I think there's a squirrel or two at the feeder cam. Good thing the kitty's gone. lol
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Kitty Cat at feeder this morning ..
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Hi there, all quiet on the cam front... I hope you had a lovely day, yesterday : -)
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I would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, filled with family, friends, food and gratitude for what we do have. I promise to try to live up to this quote all year long!

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Happy Thanksgiving, Ylee! And did you know that Luray also gave its name to one of the most popular lines of Homer Laughlin dinnerware? There have been whole books written about the stuff. Once I have this Thanksgiving business over with, I'll find a couple of pics and some of the story. It's very interesting!
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Good morning Ylee:
As always an interesting collection of new and familiar Cams. The Luray story reminds me some of the towns and "Roadside Attractions" we stopped at on the bit of Route 66 we followed in Arizona:
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Happy Thanksgiving, Ylee.

Nice selection of cams. Nothing much
going on in any of them, at the moment.

No people or critturs.

Thunderstorm on the savannah, though.
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First!! A great choice, and the Zebras are back!!

Hope your day, when you leave, turns into a great day, and you are not driven mad by other folks children!!

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