My Summer Road Trip

August 2, 2014


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I went for dinner while it was raining and luckily, the rain stopped so that I could go back to explore West Virginia's capitol. I had seen the roof glowing (even in the rain) from the interstate as I'd ridden past earlier.
The capitol sits on the Kanawha River. Across from it are some pretty impressive homes.
Makes sense that each of these homes have river access and multiple boats!
The University of Charleston was also across the river.
On this side of the river, there was a river walk. In the distance, you can see the bridge that I had to cross over to get to the Capitol.
Here's a view of the ftont of the Capitol.
Now that the sun was shining just a tiny bit, the gold roof was shining, too.
The flower garden across the street was full of MANY pretty types of flowers.
Directly in front of the Capitol was a statue of Abraham Lincoln.
From the inscription on the base, I learned that Lincoln brought West Virginia into the Union in 1863.
Lookingn down from the top step for the Capitol to the river.
The building was closed but you could see into the rotunda and catch a look at the stunning crystal ball chandelier.
Time to leave! I was certainly glad that the weather had cooperated in letting me visit this awesome spot!
US30 to Wooster, OH
US250 to New Philadelphia, OH
800 to Woodsfield, OH
78 to Ohio River
7 down Ohio River
807 across to St. Marys, WV
16 to Interstate 79
I-79 to I-64
I-64 to Charleston, WV

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