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Video Clips from Luray Caverns


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I've finally gotten around to editing the video from our trip to Shenandoah National Park and Luray, Virginia. More details here. I recently acquired a Canon Optura 200MC digital video recorder, and it works very well with Windows XP and Windows Movie Maker (WMM). I did have to buy a separate firewire PCI card (IEEE-1394) from Staples that comes with a digital video firewire cable to connect to the computer from the camera's DV port. Note that it was not immediately clear how to get video off the camera since this is not in any of the 3 manuals that the camera comes with. Yes, I did RTFMs. They seemed to have missed this part. Windows very happily recognized the camera when I first connected, and it automagically launched WMM for me. Very nice! I didn't even need to use the cd's that came with the camera or the firewire pci card. I'll concede to give Microsoft a few bonus points on that, while docking Canon for having failed to tell me how to do all this. Ok, end rant :)

Of the two hour tour through the Luray Caverns, I've distilled a few video clips of some of the highlights, each is between 15 seconds and about a minute.

Luray Caverns, Virginia and Shenandoah

Click for Photo Gallery of Luray Caverns and Shenandoah During the previously reported busy, holiday weekend, Mercedes and I had the opportunity to visit the Luray Caverns, in Luray, Virginia. We also spent a few days cruising Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, hiking White Oak Canyon and Cedar Run.(more on this later, RE: bears!).

IMO, Luray itself has very little going for it, and I suspect that if it were not for the tourism generated by the caverns the whole town would just fall into an even greater state of disrepair and collapse. While the caverns themselves are indeed remarkably beautiful and ethereal to most, and intellectually captivating to the armchair geologists out there, they have clearly fallen victim to commercialism and exploitation by the local population.

There was one gem of a shop in Luray, however. A Moment To Remember was definitley an oasis in a Pizza Hut kind of town. The cafe showed great care in the smallest of details and knick knacks, and it easily falls right on par with the most comfortable of coffee shops in Cambridge and Davis Square. Highly recommended both for the homemade pies as well as the sawdust, bar room atmosphere.

For now, though, here are some photos of the cavern and a few of the waterfalls in White Oak Canyon in the National Park. Remember, stalactites hang tight to the ceiling and stalacmites might... oh, whatever...

UPDATE 7/30: Recently added some small video clips from our tour of Luray Caverns. Each is about 15 seconds to a minute.

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