Monday, September 8, 2014

Almost to Pittsburgh

We left at about 10 a took our time driving and site seeing - and shopping. We all seemed to need more than the usual potty stops which I thought was working out fine since I didn't plan to drive more than 250 miles today. I drove like an old lady today ( no comments). I drove as slow as I could going down the mountains and I think that I could have been passed by someone on a bike. I didn't care but it did make the trip longer.

We stopped at a rest area in Virginia and I noticed a woman standing at the pet rest area. She was still standing I the same spot when I came out of the restroom. I went to get the dogs and let them walk there and noticed that there was no where to walk. The are was about 4ft x 8 ft and although it doesn't look like it, but there is a steep embankment just behind the sign. This was one of the worst pet areas I have seen at rest stops.

We then stopped at my favorite Welcome Center - West Virginia. I didn't take a picture this time but there is one in one of my older blogs. It is worth looking up.

Finally I decided that it was time to find a campground. I turned off of 2 different exits that said there were campgrounds, but I didn't find any. My GPS finally told me that there was only one campground 14 miles ahead. I decided to trust it even though it is often wrong.

On the way I passed a beautiful scenic overlook and decided to stop to take a picture.

While I was there I asked a young man if he wanted me to take his picture. He said no, he was taking a picture of his truck at the overlook. But he asked if I wanted him to take a picture of me. This one's for you, Joan!

Back to the campground search. The GPS was actually right. It is called the Broken Wheel Campground. It is funky and quaint. It has a little country store In front.

It looks like it is inhabited by permanent campers mostly. They also will store your RV and then in a separate area, they have short term campers. She gave me a choice of about 20 camp sites to choose from, so it basically wasn't crowded. My only little complaints are that the bathroom is probably too far away to take advantage of, and the water comes out brown. I was going to wash my new coffee pot but decided that I would rather taste the chemicals. This is the towel I was going to wash it with. It was white before I ran it under the faucet.

Otherwise, the camp site is really pretty. There is even a small stream beside us.

I am sitting on the porch of the country store to use their wifi and when I looked up, 2 rabbits were running across the parking lot.

I would stay here again. I like funky and quaint.

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Location:Weston, WV


  1. Yay! Thanks for the pic! You look happy. Wonderful scenery. I'll check in with you on the other posts. Just getting back from a long weekend with crummy wi-fi. Thanks for telling me/us how safe and careful you're being. I would expect it, but it's still nice to know. Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us all.

    1. Joan, I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. Just excuse the typos please.

    2. Tie pose? :)

      Hey, we know what you mean... no problem.

      Really, enjoying all the pics!


  2. Everybody nose that's not how you spell it.

  3. great pic of you and the dogs!! mary