The New River, one of the five oldest rivers in the world, is an hour away. If I count the hike to get to the overlook at Hawks Nest State Park, make it two hours.
There are rivers like this everywhere. This one is in Raleigh County, an hour and a half from my front door.
ET, phone home. Green Bank, West Virginia is home to the largest fully-steerable radio telescope in the world in the heart of Pocahontas County. If you wanted to pick one place to go in West Virginia, Pocahontas County would be a good choice.
No, it’s not New York. Just another small town Main Street in St. Albans. When I was a kid, we watched Frankie Avalon and Anette Funicello in Beach Blanket Bingo. For a while it was a Jehova’s Witness Kingdom Hall. Now the Alban is a theater again featuring plays and concerts.
So ends the tour of picturesque West Virginia. Tomorrow we go to Logan.
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