Thursday, September 10, 2015

2015 Fall Fun In The Mountains of Luray, VA

The weekend Halloween-fall festivities at Jelly Stone Camping Park, near Harper's Ferry and Luray in the Blue Ridge mountains, are about to begin in October.  Three weekends of fun are provided by the park.  These times are jam packed with those who usually booked  a year in advance.  However, you can go there just to visit friends also.  You pay by the car load.    Lots of  happy campers and kids in the club house and outside completing fun activities such as hay rides and decorating pumpkins.

Many campers decorate their site in various Halloween fashion trying to win the prize provided by the park for the best site.  In believe there is a contest for kids in costume.    The weather varies from being mild to very cold some years. So be prepared to build a campfire.    Leaves go swirling and floating around in their beautiful fall, gypsy colors and the excitement is catching.  Folks are happy and pleasantly festive during these three weekends when the park is open for this celebration.  Many book their site a year in advance like my family does.    If you are lucky enough to get an electric cart to ride its easier on the knees for us oldies.  Cabins are available that accommodate families who stay together in a row.   Grand kids, cousins, all end up sleeping in the cabin and watching tv, with a lovely fire and relative comforts of home.

 My granddaughter's October birthday was celebrated at Jelly Stone Park one year on one of these nice mild weekends.     I couldn't make it for the last few years because of my health.  I did send lots of treats and presents for all of the grands.  Seven last time I counted.  The campfires are warm and welcoming and being outside when its mild is so great.  The mountain air is fresh and clean.  The colors are spectacular.
Even the drive up there passing by and through the mountains is usually a feast for the eyes and well worth the trip.   Sorry I'm going to miss it this year because my ole arthritis is acting up but...maybe next year.