The James Wylie House
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This past weekend, we headed up to Snowshoe, WV for a long weekend of skiing, snowstorms, and frozen waterfalls. In past years, we had driven up on Friday and skiied Saturday and Sunday and returned on Monday. Saturday’s the busiest skiing day, so this year, we drove up Saturday, skiied Sunday and Monday, and then drove back Tuesday, hoping to encounter fewer people on the slopes. We left early Saturday morning as we planned to ...
... Washington DC, so much so that an underground bunker was constructed
there during the Cold War era for the nation’s powerful to retreat to in case
of nuclear war. The bunkers became public information after the Cold War ended
and are now open for tours, my main reason for returning by this route through
eastern West Virginia. Unfortunately, though, the tours for the day were all
booked and I couldn’t cajole them into letting me join.
... around. Another quick shower and back on the road we went. Since daylights savings time happened it’s been annoying driving as it gets dark so quickly. Driving on small roads is a lot less fun in the dark, especially through the forest, so by 5pm we pretty much have to get to where we want to be. We found a Wal-Mart in Lewisburg West Virginia and settled down there for the night. Before we would only get to where we wanted to stop at around 7pm so we had time to make supper ...
... parts of the basement area by ourselves and if we wanted to see the second floor and dome, we had to buy a special ticket.
From the visitor's centre at the car park, we were taken up the hill by bus to the house where we were greeted by a staff member who ushered us to the waiting area for our tour. There we were given a rather animated talk by a young man about what we could and could not do at the house eg no photos inside, do not touch walls ...
... and Greenbrier Railroad. They don't have any trains running tonight or tomorrow, so tomorrow we're going to drive about 10 miles to Cass, WV, and check out the Cass Railroad. They have several steam engines and a couple of different rides we could take. Haven't decided whether to ride or just take photos. That may depend on whether or not the train goes close enough to roads to be able to get ahead of the trains at several points and ...