Travel Blogs from Parkersburg
Today was very very wet. It didn't start raining until I crossed the state line into West Virginia which was about 40 miles into my ride. Once it started raining I put my jacket on and hoped for it to stop. It didn't. After 10 minutes I was soaked from head to toe. Once I was in West Virginia I rode about 5 miles to a ...
... preserved, and the old freight railway station has been converted to a permanent indoor/outdoor market. Outside is a farmers' market, and there are several vendors on the inside, selling crafts and gourmet foods, and the Charleston Visitor Center has an outpost here as well.
From the market we walked down Capitol Avenue, using a map from the Visitor Center to identify ...
How did we end up on some of these roads? Four wheel drive only and that would need to be a truck with very high clearance. We have explicitly decided to follow the Google directions I printed before leaving Utah. The exactness and reliability have been excellent, but it does often default to the "shortest line between two points". The 'road' dropped us onto Highway 57, a certain death trap. Our topo maps showed ...
... while on a bike and in bad weather. We were not far from the North Bend Rail Trail so we pedaled to the trail. We left California with the leaves just coming out, and we are now riding the trail with leaves falling. The trail is more of a mountain bike trail, however, we manage. We stopped for lunch on the side of the trail. We felt like we were so far from anywhere. While eating, some people walked up with a new car battery, a ...
... an umbrella from the hotel and took off. He went to the Blennerhassett Museum, met Nancy and since Nancy said there were no stores close, she offered to drive him around town to get our latest junk food fix items. She drove him around the historic district and a tour of Parkerburg. I shouldn't let him out alone. We were able to watch BYU vs Utah and thanks to Nancy we had a ton of junk ...
Other places to stay in Parkersburg
401 37th Street, Parkersburg | 2 star hotelfrom $127
320 Market Street, Parkersburg | 3 star hotelfrom $138
3714 East Seventh, Parkersburg | 1 star hotelfrom $70
1954 E. 7th St., Parkersburg | 1 star hotelfrom $66
6333 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg | 1 star hotelfrom $50