Monday, June 28, 2010

West Virginia, Wild, Wonderful, and taken for granted

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to travel into the mountains of West Virginia. A friend of ours has a family house in Randolph County, just outside of Elkins. When I say, "just outside", I mean, down a gravel driveway, in the mountains, with a locked gate. In fact, the house is the only thing on the drive. My wife and I, along with our daughter, spent the entire weekend there, along with our friends, and their two sons. It was kind of like camping, without really roughing it. There was no cable or Internet service. There was running water, though. Like I said, not really roughing it. Anyway, let me say that that particular area of West Virginia is absolutely beautiful. Since I work in Huntington, I take for granted, as I'm sure other people do, that there are, in fact, mountains here. Real mountains! We had a great time, saw some great scenery (Bickle Knob, Blackwater Falls, just to name a few places we visited), and enjoyed some great company! Thank you, Harris family! I highly recommend a trip to that area of the Mountain State!

On a sad note, I'd just like to add, RIP, Senator Robert C. Byrd. He was a great American. This comes from a man who does not even live in WV.

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