We arrived in Shady Spring, West Virginia last Friday to a beautiful sunset. It was a good thing too, because if we arrived just 30 minutes later in the dark the was no way we could have made it up to the campground. The Shady Rest RV Park sits up on a hill that requires maneuvering through some narrow, curvy, steep, one-lane dirt roads to get there.
On Saturday, we headed to Charleston, the capital of West Virginia. We discovered that Charleston received it name not from a King Charles of England, but actually from George Washington's brother. George Washington was a land surveyor early on and was doing some work in West Virginia. He felt the land in West Virginia had great promise so he encouraged his family to move there. His brother Charles took the advice. Later when the town was established, they names it Charleston.
The capital building was very pretty with a golden dome. I took a lot of photos as we circled the grounds.
After that we headed off to find some scenic drives. The whole weekend was spend driving around finding different sites. I'm not exactly sure where they were so I'll just show you the photos. The only thing I can tell you about was the New River Bridge. Completed in 1977, it is the world's longest single-arch steel span bridge. And at 876 feet above the New River, it is the second highest in the United States.
So I leave you with the photos. Today we're driving to Virginia. I'll see you back in a few days.