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Jun 27, 2017 - A few of yesterday's adventures

Got lazy last night and sat and watched the GATORS BEAT LSU game 1 of the College Baseball World Series ... Go Gators!!! I'm being very chintzy with my pictures as I am down to the last few I can post. Yesterday we visited Hardman's Hardware store that has been in Summersville since 1907. For whatever weird reason I love hardware stores especially ones like this one ... a little bit of everything imaginable .. very interesting. We also took a beautiful country drive to the Kirkwood Winery and the Isaiah Morgan Distillery next door to it....

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Jun 25, 2017 - Battle Run Campground

I'm so sad .. I only have 15 pictures left that I can post on this blog for this trip so I'm only posting a few but what I really want to do is post pictures from every angle of the lake and campground ...it is beautiful as was the drive here from Washington PA. We took our time stopping at rest areas and overlooks just to take in the scenery. Now we have checked into Battle Run Campground on Lake Summersville, the largest lake in West Virginia. It is absolutely gorgeous with crystal clear water. I wish I could post oodles of...

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Jun 14, 2015 - The New River Gorge

Our RV camp site is awesome considering we have no sewer connection. It’s like our own private park. See the pic. Today we enjoyed the visitor center at the New River Gorge Bridge and took a detour to see the dam that forms the Summersville Reservoir. The bridge is the second highest bridge in the US and the longest single-arch-span in the Western Hemisphere. Made from special steel, it never needs painting. The top layer of rust forms a protective coating that seals it from the elements: great sales pitch if you ask me. There were several...

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Jun 13, 2015 - Driving Day

We drove over 350 miles today. We hit a lot of wind, construction narrow lanes, detours, and then thunderstorms and fog as we entered the mountains. We saw several wrecks and avoided one with quick reflexes. This was the most challenging day I've ever had driving the motor home. On the upside, WV is the most beautiful state we have seen so far. We have a great camp site in a lush area.

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Jun 20, 2012 - New River Gorge Sightseeing

We spent the day at the new river gorge. We drove along the gorge in the morning. We stopped at Hawks Nest State Park for breakfast with a view at the lodge. There is a Tram to the bottom of the gorge and a Jet Boat Ride (which operates every day but today). It is a sign - we must come back with the convertible one day. In the afternoon we went to the New River Gorge Bridge. This is the longest arch span in the western hemisphere. We took a very steep and very winding road that goes into the gorge under the bridge. Many hairpin turns and...

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Jun 19, 2012 - New River Gorge (we arrive)

Moved to Summersville Lake Resort today. We will be here 2 nights. It was only an hour and a half drive so we took our time leaving Bulltown. We got here around 2 and spent the afernoon checking email, cooking steaks, and looking at the lake. People next to us are from Florida escaping the heat (of course here it's a high of 90 today and tomorrow). They are on their way to Gettysburg next and had lots of information on the area of Georgia we will be going to eventually. I have included pictures of the lighthouse going up. The owner was...

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Aug 3, 2011 - Stopover in Summersville

The road had a lot more ups and downs today. We averaged just over 10 miles to a gallon on our trip from Brunswick to Charlotte. The mileage dropped to 7.8 mpg on today's trip from Charlotte to Summersville. We are at the Mountain Lake Campground for tonight only. The campground is somewhat rustic with dusty gravel roads, but our site is more than adequate. We will reach Pennsylvania tomorrow.

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Apr 6, 2010 - Summersville, West Virginia

We started out the day with our tour of Lowes. They are getting ready for a big car show this weekend, so we were unable to drive on the track. We did however tour the pit areas and the infield. I think it would be fun to camp here and take in a race in the future. There is also a short track, a dirt track, and a drag strip, all within the 1200 acres of Lowes Motor Speedway. The owner of this track Bruton Smith owns 8 race tracks!! Next we toured Hendrick Motorsports. This included the museum and the two shops (5/88 and 24/48). You could...

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Oct 24, 2009 - New River Gorge Bridge

The traveling from Hagerstown over to Summersville was not so great, lots of rain and wind. But it was worth it as the sun came out for a short time while we were at the "Bridge".(they shut down the bridge one day a year so people can base jump from the bridge, people "are crazy") The gorge and river are beautiful and so is the bridge. Summerville Lake is beautiful with the rock cliffs around the shore. We are very glad we came here. On to Paintsville, KY to visit with Harold & Lorana.

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Jul 7, 2009 - Hawks Nest

Views don't get much better - Tuesday, July 7 Today we headed for Hawks Nest, a West Virginia State Park on the New River Gorge. We’re looking for a jet boat ride and this is where you come to find one. The park is on the east side of the gorge, a few miles downriver from the famous gorge bridge. The good news is; there is plenty of parking. The bad news is; it's an 800 foot drop from the parking lot to the river! Fortunately there’s a tram. You board the tram from a lodge at the rim, and all the way down the view is magnificent. You can’t...

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May 20, 2006 - Flatwoods, WV

We departed Beckley traveling North on US-19, stopping for visits in Summersville then on to I-79 North to Sutton. We are staying at Flatwoods RV Park for the weekend. We arrived on the day of the season opening of the Mounfain Lakes Amphitheater featuring country music singer John Anderson (Seminole Wind). The amphitheater is right next to the RV park, so we enjoyed the concert from our site. Jaynie and I also enjoyed the shops at Flatwoods Factory Stores.

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