2012 Time to Work, Time to Play, & Time to Serve travel blog

Today's route

Swift water rescue team practices at the campground

Fall colors in Kentucky along I64

Oversize loads traveling on I64

Central City Cafe in Huntington, WV

Who is this?

J. Taylor Auto Collection 1

J. Taylor Auto Collection 2

J. Taylor Auto Collection 3

Little guy working on a car

Two of our four new chairs

Winnie and Sue at Fire Fox


Today’s drive took us through eastern Kentucky. This is a really pretty part of the state with I64 winding up and down the mountains and valleys. Fall colors are past their peak, but with the sun out today the colors are much brighter than yesterday when it was mostly cloudy. After crossing over to West Virginia, we stopped for lunch in Huntington. Guy Fieri has visited West Virginia a number of times and there were several DDD establishments in the Huntington area to choose from. We selected the Central City Café. It was a good choice. Sue got vegetable soup and a sandwich, while I opted for a full dinner plate of homemade meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas. I also had white bean soup and fresh corn bread. I’ve added this place to my list of places to revisit if I come through the part of WV again.

Since we weren’t traveling much further east of Huntington, Sue went shopping and I went off to visit the J. Taylor Auto Collection. We traveled through this area last summer and I tried to get into the museum, but it was closed. When I got to the museum, I noticed the hours were 5-9PM on Thursdays and 9AM-1PM on Saturdays. Since it was Wednesday, it looked like I was out of luck. As I was looking through the windows, there was an older guy sitting at a desk and he waved me in the door. It turns out it was Mr. Taylor the owner and he took me for a short tour through the garage and encouraged me to take as many pictures as I wanted, so I did. You can see some of them in today’s post. It’s a great little museum and I glad we stopped again.

When I found Sue, she had bought 4 Parson’s chairs for the dining room at home. Everything in the antique (second hand) store was 50% off. We couldn’t pass them up. My first question was where we are going to put them. Two went into the back seat of the Fit (it’s really a big car), and two went into Winnie on Sue’s side of the bed. It makes it a little tough for her to get out of bed.

After loading the chairs, we headed to Huntington/Fire Fox KOA Campground in Milton, WV. We stayed here last summer for an overnighter. It’s a nice park and they are all decked out for Halloween. With a short day driving today, we’ll have a longer one tomorrow to get somewhere in the Shenandoah Valley. We’ve had a slight change in plans as we are heading for Tidewater Virginia to stay for the weekend. I’m giving a presentation to the Virginia Campground Association’s annual meeting on energy audits for campgrounds. While we’re there, we’re going to visit my brother John and his wife Joan in Smithfield. We’ll head home on Tuesday and should be there by Tuesday evening.

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