|“Adventure must start with running away from home”|
Day two. As you're viewing today's pictures of the New River Gorge Bridge, think of all the crazy people who will be jumping off this bridge in a few short weeks. Check out this site if you'd like to read more about Bridge Day.
|Seriously? Jumping off this?|
|The view from the Visitor Center|
|Inside the Visitor Center|
|You were expecting pictures of flowers, weren't you?|
|I can't help myself.|
|Driving down into the Gorge|
|Seriously??? Jumping off this?|
|The old bridge, at the bottom of the Gorge|
A few other shots from the bottom, and then we'll move on.
I finally decided it was time to move on down the road, and the next stop was Tamarack, where I did some shopping. It's a very interesting place selling all things West Virginia. Quilts, pottery, books, carved wooden items, jams and sauces, etc.
I got a couple of ideas for Christmas gifts while I was there!
I knew where I wanted to spend the night, so I headed down the highway again. After a couple of hours of driving on the Interstate, I decided it was time to hit the back roads for a while. What a great decision! I hadn't gone far when I saw this sign:
|A very cute little quilt shop!|
Of course I had to stop, and of course I spent a few $$$. Then I drove to my final destination town for the night. I stopped at the local quilt store (imagine that!!) before I found a hotel. I walked in at 6:00, and I thought they were open until 7:00. I asked about the pattern for a quilt they had in the window and a copy was quickly found for me. I was very embarrassed when I then discovered that they closed at 5:00 on Wednesday! The door was open because they had a club meeting. I quickly made my purchase, and headed out the door. Here's the quilt in the window:
Tomorrow is the last day of my little adventure, and it's supposed to rain all day. I'm going to spend a couple of hours at a local antique mall, and then head for home. I have three choices for the route home, and will decide based on the weather when the time comes. Wish me luck!
counting my blessings......Sunny
oops, almost forgot - it's One Flower Wednesday!