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Old 09-14-2016, 11:46 AM   #1
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So I got back 2 days ago from Indy. My wife's Grandma died who lives near Pittsburgh so we're all flying to Pitt tomorrow. I talked with my wife and said I might as well take another week, I'm already buried up to my eyeballs in work, whats one more week?

So we're going to fly into Pitt, then on Sunday going to leave and take our time getting down to Asheville. Biltmore is definite and I want to take the kids to do some backwoods hiking in WV and hopefully see some waterfalls. So, whats good down that way? Planning 2 days driving down and 2 in Asheville then leaving there.

Anyone got a "gotta see" gem down that way?
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Old 09-14-2016, 12:50 PM   #2
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If you haven't been there yet, I found Harpers Ferry to be very interesting.


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I think a rafting trip might be in order. Several outfits east of 64. Being that it's late summer (low waters), check on the conditions.

If you're on the east side of the range (81 side), then you should probably visit Monticello. That one's still on my bucket list.

Down in Asheville (or outside of it), there are some railyard buildings that are now studios for artists of few varieties. Might want to find it and check it out for a bit.
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In West Virginia--Cass Scenic railway is fun if you like steam locomotives.
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In West Virginia--Cass Scenic railway is fun if you like steam locomotives.
That one was on the list. So was seneca caverns and some waterfall. We're up for anything cool.

Aaron what are you doing tomorrow? Me and the fam are gonna be in the Pitt area.
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+1 for Cass, ridden it many times. Used to vacation at green bank. Prepare for zero cell service and visit the Radio Telescope place. Some of the biggest in the world are there. Awesome area
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They got mountains back there? We call them hills. Hope you and the family have a great time on your vacation.
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They got mountains back there? We call them hills. Hope you and the family have a great time on your vacation.
Last time we were there we saw a Montananian (no way that's actually a word) take a mountain like a speed bump and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway like it was the Bristol Speedway

I'm from Florida... If its over 150 we're entering mountain territory. When I went the Rockies and Alps, that was just insane.
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Make sure you wear a pink shirt and cologne wherever you end up......

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Down in VA, you have the Natural Bridge, which also has a an Monacan Indian Living History Exhibit that usually has actual descendants running it (they're making fences, huts, toolage, cooking area, etc.)... right next to it and up the road is a wax museum, toy museum and cave tours... there's also path to water falls at end (if open)...

There's also a KOA campsite right off the exit about 10 minutes or so away from the Natural Bridge... they have cabins (if you don't have camping gear, pool, courts, playground, ice-cream socials, etc.)...

http://www.naturalbridgeva.com/

Photo on website doesn't do it justice... wherever you decide to go, have a great trip...
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Make sure you wear a pink shirt and cologne wherever you end up......

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Wearing some blue smelly stuff for the plane and going to be rocking a teal fishing shirt... I'm a girl now, but shes happy and so am I
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If you like barbecue, check out Luella's in Asheville. My wife and I stopped there for lunch a few years back before jumping on the Blue Ridge Parkway

http://luellasbbq.com/

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