Thursday, September 15, 2011
Day Eighty-Three- The Mountains of West Virginia
We woke up to some rain this morning. It really felt like a fall day today- which is great! Aunt Debbie showed us the many projects she's working on and gave us some tips for our sewing. She also gave us her old one, which found a nice snug place in the car, for the trip home. There's always room in the car!! Uncle George took the day off and we took a drive around town. Our first stop was a tour of Elkins. We saw the post office, courthouse (in the same building) and the college. We also saw where Uncle George works. We continued out of Elkins and into even smaller towns. They tried showing us the windmills, but it was so foggy, we couldn't see them. It turns out that they were right in front of us and we still couldn't see them. Pretty neat, actually. We drove through a few ski areas, including a state park that had a ski lift, etc. in it. We saw Seneca Rocks, which is a set of rocks that just juts out of the landscape. Apparently the Army used it way back when to train troops on how to rock climb. Eventually, we got back to Elkins. It was a long car ride, but it was nice to not have to worry about driving, or at least Robyn didn't have to worry about it. We went out to dinner on Uncle George's "Golden Apple". When we got back to the house, we watched the Forest Festival tape from 1998. We saw Becky laugh at the guy singing. Typical. But we laughed along, too. We watched Project Runway and criticized their work, and Dance Moms, which was absolutely ridiculous, in my opinion... After a long day, it is time for bed.