|Our last week in West Virginia had a strange turn of events, I blame it on the heat, it had to be a case of temporary insanity, unfortunately we both went crazy at the same time……we got a dog. I have been the voice of reason for the last couple of years, always convincing Bob that we didn’t need a dog but this time when we saw the cutest little thing in a cage at a flea market, I caved in. It was so hot at the flea market and the puppies looked very unhappy. Our puppy did seem very pleased with the fact that we have air-conditioning. We are the proud parents of a Chihuahua who we have finally named Lucy. So for the last week our perfect little world has been turned upside down, we keep telling each other that once we get past the puppy stage everything will be ok, I hope so. Housebreaking is going well and we are certainly getting lots of exercise.
Even with all these additional responsibilities we still managed to have some more fun adventures with Chris and Dave. After another trip to Hillbilly Hotdogs we went to Point Pleasant, WV to see the Mothman Museum. Neither of us remembered hearing the story of the Mothman so it was quite an experience. Apparently in November of 1966 many residents of the area around Point Pleasant saw what they described as a six foot winged creature with glowing red eyes. The sightings occurred for 13 months and then ended when a steel bridge over the Ohio River collapsed resulting in the death of 46 people. After the bridge disaster the Mothman was not seen in the area again. The museum contained a collection of the media coverage of the events, along with an interesting video showing some of the eyewitness accounts of the sightings. There is a Mothman statue in town and a memorial for the people who lost their lives in the bridge collapse. The whole story was made into a movie; The Mothman Prophecies, starring Richard Gere, we have put that on our list of movies we would like to see.
On Saturday we took Lucy on her first road trip, to see the State Capitol Building in Charleston, WV. Charleston is only about 35 miles from Milton. Of course we had to buy Lucy a cute little carrier so that she would be comfy for the trip and she seemed to enjoy the ride and her little walk around the Capitol.
On Sunday we left Milton, WV and our friends Chris and Dave for our next stop the Evergreen RV Resort in Dundee, OH. We have been to this campground twice before, in 2009 and 2010, it is one favorites; right in the middle of Ohio’s Amish community. The campground is one of the nicest ones we have been to in our four years on the road. I imagine that the puppy will slow us down a little this week but we still have a few things that we want to see and do, we will just have to take shorter excursions.