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Oct 5, 2015 - Past and Future

It was a beautiful fall day today in West Virginia. Hopefully this weather holds for the rest of the week. We visited the future at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory Green Bank Science Center and the past at the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, a trip that bridged over a hundred years. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) was founded in Green Bank, WV in 1956 as the United States first national science facility. Its goal was to provide the scientific community with the best radio telescopes in the world. The first...

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Aug 3, 2010 - Cass

August 3, Tuesday: OK folks, today we’re going to learn everything we ever wanted to know (and maybe more) about logging and the locomotives made to climb the mountains. Cass is now a WV state park, and besides the train rides, they offer several different tours. We got to town about 9:00 so we could take the locomotive repair shop tour before our scheduled train ride. The tour included an explanation of the pulp and milling operations here. When the Luke family first planned to build the town they were only interested in the red spruce...

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2010 RV Rally

Aug 2, 2010 - The Road to Cass

August 2, Monday: What an exciting day – and it was all about roads. The only thing we had to do today was drive from Beckley to Cass. Today we really knew we were back in the hills of WV. We started out on I-64 and coming into Sandstone we hit a huge cut in the mountain that included a 5.5 mile 7% down grade. That’s a long hill. I’m glad the truck is a six speed with a jake brake. That means that Larry doesn’t have to use the truck brakes as much. From there we headed north on US 219. That’s a small two laner that is curvy and winds up...

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Jul 10, 2009 - Eleven Percent Grade!

It takes a Shay Locomotive to climb a hill that steep - Friday, July 10 Today our destination is the historic town of Cass, West Virginia. Cass is 40 miles north of Tea Creek Campground, and the town is famous for it’s logging history. A number of the old company buildings still stand, and several have been restored as it is now a State Park. They also offer a variety of train excursions on the old logging tracks. We’ve explored the history of coal mining here - now it’s time to learn about the timber industry. We headed north on dry roads....

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2009 Spring 2 Fall

May 17, 2007 - TO NEW YORK

So this will be my FIRST trip to New York, where most of Andy's relatives are. I will be meeting them all for the first time, and we're coming together to have a big wing ding for Andy's gramma Eldora's birthday. The family had a dairy farm there for YEARS, and I will get to see all the places I've heard so much about, stay in an upstate New York bed and breakfast, and meet the Fockers...........uh...........the Gregorys. lololol.

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