Sunday, July 2, 2017

We are in Virginia!

We have been in sunshine most of today- some clouds but no rain! I loved going through West Virginia on what seemed like back roads. West of Clarksburg, WV, we met and passed many, many trucks carrying fresh water.  Wondering where they were going, I asked when we stopped for gas. It is all for the fracking that is going on all over the state of West Virginia! I'm really glad that no community needed that much fresh water.  As for all of the fracking... I'll leave that topic alone for now.

We pretty much traveled Highway 50 across West Virginia, the small tip of Maryland, one of the tips of West Virginia, and into Virginia. The GPS and Internet said about 4 hours; it took over 5 but it was a nice day!

We were in the mountains and the trees. We both love driving/riding through a canopy of trees. . .

especially when there is sunlight at the other end!

We enjoyed lunch at Flying W Farms near Burlington, WV. It's a restaurant and meat market and oh, so good! We overate yesterday so we were a little smarter today. We both had the small steak salad (natural Angus beef) and I couldn't finish all of mine! We bypassed the homemade pies which looked wonderful.

After reaching Virginia, our first stop was in Winchester at the Patsy Cline Historic Home. Ray is a huge Patsy Cline fan. Here are a few pictures:

We were done with the tour when we found out we could take photos inside (recent rule change!) so I took a couple. Patsy designed her clothes and her mom made them. She didn't wear dresses; with measurements of 36-25-38, it was a better fit to have a skirt and a top.

The house was originally a log cabin. Part of the logs are exposed behind glass near the inside of the front door.

We traveled another 20 minutes to Strasburg, our current rental. This time we have a 3 story townhouse which is plenty of space for us. We'll be here for a few days and then head on to meet our oldest and his family. We're not sure what we'll do each day that we are here - plans will depend a little on the weather. It was 93 degrees today with a lower humidity - still hot.

If we do anything super exciting, I'll let you know...


  1. 91 and high humidity here. Pasty was a good singer. Have fun!

  2. You're not far from me! I highly recommend that you drive at least a part of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. It' will be cooler up there! If you enjoy antiquing, there should be a lot of shops in your area, too. And you're not far from DC, but it will be even hotter and more humid there, probably. And crazy busy on the 4th. Enjoy!

  3. Sounds like you had a good day. Also there are plenty of caves/caverns to visit near there....natural AC!



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