|We arrived back at the RV park in Huntington, West Virginia where we stayed last year. . It is located next to a small airport along the Ohio River with train tracks on the other side. Trains, Planes and Boats. Unfortunately rain has not been our friend so far on this trip. We figure we have had more rain to date than we had on our entire journey last year. As a matter of fact, tonight we were under a Tornado Watch. We purchased a weather radio to bring with us and guess what? We forgot it at home. So we were really relying on the tv and watching what other people were doing here at the park. All ended well with a rainbow.
Saw some different areas from last year; went to the coal regions and to where the Hatfield and McCoys lived within the hills of West Virginia and Kentucky. Went once again to Hillbilly Hotdogs (as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives).
Huntington is where Marshall University is located. This is the college that lost its football team in a plane crash in November 1970. The college is really lovely; well kept and has very nice looking buildings. Unfortunately, the surrounding areas are not up to the same standard. Appears to be a very poor area.
Side Note: We have been approved to be a puppy raiser for Southeastern Guide Dogs. This means that we will raise a puppy and train it in our home; after approx. 15 months it is returned to the organization for further training. We are looking forward to doing this volunteer activity, but probably will not be very happy when the time comes for us to give up the puppy. But, as they say, it is like raising a child to go off on its own. In this case, it will go to a sight impaired person or a disabled veteran when fully trained. We will get our puppy sometime after we return from our trip. Just picture this......1 elderly dog (17), one puppy, one elderly cat (14) and one really obnoxious African grey parrot along with 2 senior citizens...what a fun time we are looking forward to. Can we all visit you?
East to Natural Bridge Virginia in the morning across the winding roads of West Virginia.