Monthly Archives: October 2013

Gary Bowling’s House of Art (Bluefield)

I can’t do this place justice. Anything I write and even the numerous photos I took won’t convey the magic that is (or was – they are planning on closing their location on Bland St in Bluefield at the end … Continue reading

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Bramwell Oktoberfest and (short trips to) Pinnacle Rock and Pocahontas VA

First, a brief stop at nearby (to Bramwell) Pinnacle Rock http://www.pinnaclerockstatepark.com/ to stamp our VIPP cards http://www.wvstateparks.com/community/vipp.htm. Pinnacle Rock State Park pretty much consists of that big rock and a shelter and some interesting fungus among us: Now, on to Bramwell. During the early … Continue reading

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Kac-Ka-Pon Restaurant (Wardensville)

Seriously, how can I not use this blog to talk about a place with that sign.  I’ve been interested in stopping by for years, as I drive past the Kac-ka-pon whenever I use Corridor H to head east.  The Kac-ka-pon … Continue reading

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The Y Restaurant (Arnoldsburg)

Even though I grew up in West Virginia, Calhoun County has always been a bit a mystery.  It’s not the smallest county, but it’s close with just 7000 or so residents.  None of our interstates pass through it and you … Continue reading

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Castle Halloween Museum (Benwood)

Though we visited several years ago I thought it an appropriate time to post about a seemingly little known WV haunt that’s been one of my favorite tours to date. The Castle Halloween Museum http://www.castlehalloween.com is located out a little holler … Continue reading

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Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (Weston)

The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, run by the WV state government, began serving patients in 1864. It was designed on the Kirkbride plan http://www.kirkbridebuildings.com/ (you can get lost in the history and photos on this website) to be completely self-sufficient and … Continue reading

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The Wine Valley (Teays Valley)

This past Friday we took some friends up on their offer of introducing us to their neighborhood hangout, The Wine Valley in Teays Valley http://thewinevalleywv.com/. After living outside of DC for a year, you couldn’t pay me to live outside of … Continue reading

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