Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Day 6 - We Made It!





CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - We rolled into Charlottesville this evening, having driven 2,800 miles in six days.

Today we got out of Louisville at the crack of dawn. Although we wanted to explore Louisville for a day, we realized the better part of valor was to get out, given the storm damage and recovery operation underway.

So off across Kentucky we sped. 

This afternoon, we reached West Virginia, and we spent several hours meandering off the interstate. We drove up US 60 into the mountains to see the New River Gorge, which is a National Park Service area, and the massive arch bridge that spans the gorge. It was well worth the drive. 

And West Virginia just may have a claim on being the birthplace of ham biscuits, judging by the number of "Biscuit World" shops we saw along the route. In one town, they advertised "Buy two ham biscuits, get a third free." Yumm!

Back out of the mountains, we got off at White Sulfur Springs and explored that fascinating area. Along the road is a house made totally out of coal. And it is for sale. Probably shouldn't be a restaurant, however, given the chance of kitchen fires.

We are now in Charlottesville for the night, and we've picked up the keys to our condo. Moving in begins tomorrow. Here's a few photos from the trip.

1 comment:

Mondo said...

Welcome home! I'm glad to have my East-Coast-based clergy staff beefed up a bit. You know, just in case . . .