Thursday, September 10, 2009

West Virginia

On our way to West Virginia, Scott and I discovered a Native American Village, in Virginia, that was just discovered and opened for tours in the 1970s. The village was named Wolf Creek, but the name of the tribe that lived there is not currently known. Click here for more information.

This trip was our last 'hoorah' before the end of the summer, and Scott and I spent a few days in West Virginia. We stayed in a lodge at the Pipestem Resort State Park. Accommodations included a restaurant, indoor and outdoor pool, game room, sauna, gift shops, a reading area, paddle boating, miniature golf, etc.

We even took a hayride around the campground area.

It was a relaxing trip as we viewed and photographed a family of deer from our 2nd story balcony and watched the sunset behind the mountain.

We also drove a short distance, around 30 minutes north, to Beckley, to visit Exhibition Coal Mine. We entered a real mine, no longer functioning, on a trolley and viewed originals and replications of the houses, a school, and other buildings on site for the coal mining families.

It was a relaxing and historical trip!