Days Inn Charleston East
Travel Blogs from Charleston
... not putting up road signs. In some places it was almost impossible to tell if we were driving on hwy 60 or some mother country road. We had to backtrack at least twice when we got lost. We don't realize how spoiled we are in good old Washington. I hope the rest of the eastern US isn't this way. Early tomorrow morning we'll do another walk and then get back on the road east. I don't know how far we'll get yet, but we're heading in the general direction of Richmond, VA. ...
... up on the other side.
There are numerous places, with interpretive signs, to stop along the way allowing one to take in views of the gorge and bridge. Prior to the opening of the New River Gorge Bridge, this was the only way across with a vehicle. The visitor center also has a gift shop, Junior Ranger Badge program, clean restrooms and ample parking. ...
After the 6 hour car trip with a stop off on the way for "Gas" in a wild part of the state we arrived in Charleston and the anticipation of seeing Ellie after 12 months on either side of the world and meeting her host family the Weintraub's, we freshened up at the hotel before making our way to Quarrier Street where we met up with our daughter, there were a few tears and lots of hugs, Amy was tasked with ...
... parted ways. I spent some time taking photos of the big attraction on Bridge Day, the base jumpers.
Hundreds of people come here to jump off the bridge, using a parasail-type chute, which is much more steerable than a normal parachute. According to one spectator, jumpers have to show they've made several jumps from airplanes before they are allowed to jump off the bridge. Then they pay about $500 ...
... Food! Lunch buffet was 7.95 each, including salad and dessert! eat your heart out all those places that charge you $6.99 for a measly sandwich.
Tonight will be the last night in the RV, and tomorrow we get to sleep in a real bed again. My back is very grateful for this thought.
Last leg is 337 miles. See y ' all tomorrow ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility