Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wild and Wonderful West Virginia (Day 34)

We left Kentucky this morning and drove east through Ashland KY and then north through the beautiful mountains of West Virginia.  (The Cumberland Mountains of Kentucky are quite spectacular too).  We had arranged with our friends, Mark and Norva, to pick up some Kentucky Fried Chicken and have dinner together at their home.  We visited the town Philippi and Alderson-Broaddus College (now University) in the early afternoon.  My, how things change!  It was at A-B that we first met Mark and Norva—a friendship that has now spanned over fifty years.  

From Philippi we drove those West Virginia “country roads” with many a horseshoe curve to Mark and Norva’s home, situated in a beautiful valley in the midst of the Monongahela National Forest.  We enjoyed our brief evening together—and the Kentucky Fried Chicken dinner.

Postscript:  (Day 33)
We parked in Mark and Norva’s driveway for the night.  Mark always has the extension cord ready for our arrival so that we can plug in and have all the conveniences of home in our RV—conveniences such as the brewing my very early pot of coffee before most human beings are awake.  But, alas, something happened to the electrical connection!  I think Mark turned off the wrong switch last night.  So the coffee pot is ready to brew, if only it had a little electrical juice!  
Mark is up!  We’ve found the problem.  The electrical juice is on and the coffee is brewing!

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