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Prickett’s Fort State Park

It had been years since I had visited Prickett’s Fort State Park. It’s funny how things can be right in your backyard and you don’t take advantage of it. The fort is only about a fifteen minute drive from my home. So, I decided to head out there one summer morning. Prickett’s Fort State Park…

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Babcock State Park

I was excited to visit the Glade Creek Grist mill at Babcock State Park. The Grist mill was built in 1979, but it looks like it has been there for many, many years. But, first, I had to pass Powell Mountain. Now, Powelll Mountain is just an ordinary mountain, cut in half to make way…

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New River Gorge Bridge

“…..and it’s that if I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard.” Dorothy Gale, Wizard of Oz Well, considering the whole state of West Virginia is technically “my own backyard,” I checked out the weather for the weekend, and then set my alarm for 4:30a.m. Saturday…

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Thurmond, West Virginia

Off of Route 19, I exited at Glen Jean and drove 7 miles on back roads to Thurmond, a ghost town. I have wanted to see Thurmond for a very long time. They were having a walking tour from 10:00-11:00, conducted by a park ranger, but I wanted to go later, when the people had…