We are leaving today for a little get a way. We will be back on Sunday.
We are taking the long way around or what you would call the scenic route to one of my favorite places.. .
Pipestem State Park for a two day stay.
I absolutely hate going on the West Virginia Turnpike. It makes me a nervous wreck. So my husband said we could take the scenic route this time.
Going out of Charleston we will start out on Rt. 60 (Midland Trail). On their site it says, 'listen closely, and you will hear the echoes of the past. The footfalls of hooves. The creaks of wagon wheels. Feet marching cadence to the drumbeat of war. Steam whistles and chugs of locomotives. Great herds of buffalo beat this east-west path across the Appalachians. Shawnee dragged captive Mary Draper Ingles across parts of it. George Washington and Andrew Lewis first surveyed and owned it. Daniel Boone hiked across parts of it. . . It is the scene of over 200 years of exploration, conquest, and American industrial history.'
We will drive the curvy mountain roads that pass Hawks Nest State Park. We will drive over the New River Gorge Bridge. We will drive down the winding mountain road into Hinton. Then, we will drive along the Bluestone past the Bluestone Dam to the Park.
Now, doesn't that sound much better than driving the West Virginia Turnpike to get there.
We went to Pipestem State Park on our honeymoon in 1978 and have been visiting there ever since. We love it. We went there last year in January and a blizzard came our first night there. Our car never left the parking lot until we came home. That was a first for us. You can go here and see the different posts I have did on the park.
I promise to take plenty of pictures. I will be back on Sunday and visit all of your blogs.
Hope everyone has a nice weekend.