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Nov 1, 2013 - The world below

Elkins, WV Today's cloudy skies broke up, again giving us a fabulous day. We headed up into the Appalachian Mountains on curvy, steep mountain roads. Our first target was Seneca Caverns, discovered in 1742. To our delight, we were the only ones on the tour. The Caverns have narrow,low passageways so one has to wear a hard hat. We looked so cool! The guide had a lot of information about how the caverns were found and developed. The caverns are still living so no touching! It takes 125 years for a stalactite to grow one cubic inch. The...

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Aug 7, 2012 - Elkins, WV - Pegasus Farm Campground

The 160 miles between Somerset, PA and Elkins, WV was about half interstate, 25% 4 lane US highway and 25% uncomfortable mountain driving on PA two lane highways. The mountain driving wouldn't have been so bad, since the Mothership handles it well, except we got behind a very heavy equipment truck keeping it below 10 mph on one long downgrade. Keeping the Mothership that slow required riding the brakes instead of allowing her to get up to about 25-30 with the exhaust brake holding her back and then applying the normal brakes to get her back...

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Jul 26, 2010 - Return to Pegasus

We have now settled in for a week at Pegasus Farm Campground in Elkins, WV. This is such a pleasant campground and we very much enjoy it here. The last time we were here (see my entry of Oct 22, 2008, complete with pictures) it was really cold, but this time it is more than warm! Despite the heat/humidity of midday we love this campground. I think a lot of what makes visiting Pegasus so fun is the kindness of the owners – Mark and Bonnie. So… for the next week we are nestled in and simply enjoying the people, sunflowers, vegetable gardens,...

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Oct 22, 2008 - Pegasus Farm Campground

We enjoyed an absolutely gorgeous drive today! West Virginia displays autumn leaf colors comparable to any that we saw in New England. I took lots of pictures (but I’ll only post a couple here as you are probably tired of looking at my leaf pictures) as we meandered through today’s section of the Appalachian Mountains. Tonight we are staying at a really nice campground, Pegasus Farm Campground, in Elkins, West Virginia. The owners, Mark and Bonnie, have done a lovely job with this farm-turned-campground and Mark made us feel so welcome and...

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Jun 30, 2006 - Buckhannon -- Day 4

Pita's Diary - Buckhannon, Day 4 Well, another day and more fun. We didn't have any rain this time. Uncle Mike got here about 2 o'clock. Grandpa John was giving him a hard time about taking so long to drive here. He said it must have been because of "that Ford" he was driving. Dad stood up for the Fords though because that's what we drive. Grandpa John drives a Chevy. Dad said he'd "blow his doors off" if he wanted to race. I don't think they're really going to race though; it's just one of those human "guy things" where they do a lot of...

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Jun 29, 2006 - St. Louis all the way to Buckhannon, WV

(Note from Bill:Pita was still falling behind on her narratives. It seems she's been trying to catch up on her beauty sleep instead. So, I asked that she put the recent entries into one longer log. That way we can get you all caught up to date.) Pita's Diary - East St. Louis to Kentucky What a strange day this was. It started off with the usual flurry of hushed activity as they try to fool me into thinking it's just another day. I just let them think they're fooling me because it usually means they feed me earlier or give me some clam...

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