John and Diana are traveling around the country with a 37-foot RV and an 18-year-old cat. This is their story.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Beckley, West Virginia
We got into this town late last evening, and found a city park there where we could park our rig. The park overlooks the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, a preserved coal mine which offers daily tours.
As I mentioned in my last posting, we have seen some awesome fall colors on the trees as we have traveled east. Right outside our door yesterday in Beckley there was a maple tree with very brilliant red leaves. Just as we were getting ready to leave, the sun came out and lit up that tree.
Our trip today, continuing on Highway 64, was very scenic as we drove over the New River Gorge and through the Shenandoah Valley. After seeing the Rocky Mountains out west, the Allegheny Mountains did look like hills to us, but local people are quick to point out to us with pride that they have mountains here. The fall colors did not seem to be as brilliant as we continued on further into Virginia, but the trees that covered the mountains still had intermittent splotches of red and yellow hues.