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 to stamp our VIPP cards 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 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 (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 After living outside of DC for a year, you couldn’t pay me to live outside of … Continue reading

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