Friday, September 26, 2008

Zip Back Across West Virginia

We left Huntington to cross back across the state towards Virginia. I figured we needed to spend some time in the mountains again. The weather was rainy and warmer than we have experienced on our entire trip so far. Along the way we stopped at Grandview overlook, off I-64 for the New River Gorge. A different perspective and we think a much better view of the river. Here you can see the river for miles in each direction. 

Next stop was the Sandstone Falls Visitors center of the New River Gorge further west on I-64. The visitors center is along the river but there is no overlook located here. To view Sandstone Falls, one has to drive 10 miles south to Hinton, then 9 miles north on the opposite side of the river. The falls is a cascade and we decided that we didn't want to see it that bad. We did visit the town of Hinton briefly, an old railroad town, but the museum was closed when we got there. So we swung back to the Visitors Center and parked in their lot for the night. After some supper we played cards into the evening and turned in early.

Next morning up early we headed east to Covington, VA and a stop at Wally World for some provisions, then to fuel up and headed north.




Along the way we encountered this nice spot, Falling Springs.





Well we'll see what tomorrow brings. Hope to see ya' down the road as we're,

Dancin' on the Wind.

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