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Willis and Blayde in front of Fort Randolph.

Inside Fort Randolph.


Pt. Pleasant, WV.

A tug pushing a load on the Kanawha River.



Point Pleasant (the town is named after this spot). Here the Ohio...


I'm always talking about my lovely views out my window... here is...

Blayde saw I had the camera out so he got between me...

Blayde then got distracted by the ducks outside and forgot about about...

One more shot of my view (without Blayde in the way).

We continued our journey down the Ohio River and have stopped for the night in Barboursville, WV, at the Beech Fork State Park. This is a well planned and tidy park with nice level parking and a “spacious” feel to it. I would definitely recommend this park despite the fact that the road getting to the park is narrow and full of twists/turns. There are times I am really happy we drive a Class B sized RV!

On our way here we made a stop in Point Pleasant to visit Fort Randolph and to see Tu-Endie-Wei. Point Pleasant is named such because it is built at the meeting point of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. The Tu-Endie-Wei Park commemorates the first battle of the American Revolution on October 10, 1774. (Congress proclaimed it as the official first battle in 1908.)

Our tour guide at Fort Randolph (her name is Rebecca, too!) was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and gave us a great tour of the fort. Although this fort is not the original (rebuilt in 1973), because the original was burned down by the Shawnee, they did a great job of trying to keep it authentic. Touring this fort gave me a real appreciation of our modern conveniences. I may have survived the Shawnee attacks but the lack of air-conditioning and memory foam mattresses would have done me in. (By the way… the tour was pet-friendly and Blayde got to go with us… he didn’t seem to be too impressed with the buildings but loved the tour guide!)

Onwards to Huntington tomorrow. I am looking forward to getting phone bars and Internet service again. These wild and wonderful West Virginia mountains are not technology friendly!

Happy Travels,


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