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... waterfalls on the way up (of course!). Given the cold weather recently, there was good chance some might be frozen! In Virginia, we headed north on US-220 through Roanoke and Covington. About 9 miles north of Covington, we stopped at the pull-off on the side of the highway for Falling Spring Falls. This beautiful 80-foot waterfall is visible roadside so we first got some pictures from the overlook. The source of the water is ...
... 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 ...
... is owned by a trust having been sold by the family many years ago and was owned by the Levy family who admired Jefferson for his attitude regarding religious freedom - religion being separate from the state.
Jefferson inherited the land for Monticello from his father who died when he was 14 years old. He also inherited slaves from both his father and father-in-law. I find it a bit interesting that a man who wrote that all men are created ...
... industrialist donated to the local college. When the college closed in the 70s, the townfolk got together and raised several million dollars to buy and renovate the hall, and it remains a popular community meeting and concert hall. Children's art work was on display outside, made from household items. The original college is now a community college.