Archive for September, 2009

#4 – Fremont, Ohio

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

My mother is from Northwestern Ohio and I spent some time there as a child, but really did not get out and around much to see the local sights. I was driving on the Ohio turnpike and saw the signs at Exit 91 for the birthplace of Rutherford B. Hayes. Needing a break and hoping […]

#3 – Malden, West Virginia

Monday, September 28th, 2009

This is a very small hamlet a few miles from downtown Charleston, West Virginia and is notable for the birthplace of Booker T. Washington. The best way to get there is to get back on the highway I-64 if you are in downtown Charleston and go east and get off exit 96 and then follow […]

#2 – Charleston, West Virginia

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

I decided to take a day off today and made the drive down I-79. The scenery was beautiful with short, choppy mountains. It is about 150 miles from the Pennsylvania border and in mid-afternoon on a Thursday there was very little traffic. My first destination was the state capitol building. It is exit 99 off […]

#1 – Luray, Virginia

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

I did only the caverns. I drove down Interstate 81 and turned off the highway for the 15 mile drive to Luray. The signs are clearly marked and the entrance to the caverns is covered by a rather ugly spanish style pavilion. It was a Sunday and the parking lot was crowded – lots of […]

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