Journals West Virginia

The Colors of Fall

Created by BawBaw on November 2, 2013 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
2 Stories

Himself and Yours Truly recently planned a getaway trip to Blackwater Falls State Park, an outing devoting to enjoying the fall colors. What we found instead was a winter wonderland caused by an unexpected snow--proving that white is one of the colors of fall.

Chowing Down on Washington Street

Created by BawBaw on June 5, 2012 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

Washington Street is Charles Town's version of Main Street USA. Small in size and large with history, Charles Town has a surprisingly wide selection of restaurants and cafes--several of which are located on Washington Street.

Local Eats in the Eastern Panhandle

Created by BawBaw on August 6, 2010 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

HImself and Yours Truly spend many of our days and nights in the Western Panhandle of West Virginia. This journal shares our favorite places for dining out. Bon Appetit!

Mountain State Musings

Created by BawBaw on September 10, 2007 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
3 Stories

West Virginia offers a rich cultural heritage and spectacular natural beauty. This journal provides glimpses into life in the Mountain State by a long-time resident.

More Gems of West Virginia

Created by hagnel2 on June 9, 2006 Best of IgoUgo

6 Reviews
1 Story

More gems in this county of note: The National Radio Telescope Observatory, West Virginian and Irish hospitality at an Inn in Mingo...

West Virginia Gems

Created by hagnel2 on May 9, 2006 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

A wind of change blows through the New River Gorge, once the home of miners and railroad worker it is now a nature lovers haven.

I Owe My Soul...

Created by hagnel2 on May 3, 2006 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

If hiking to old abandoned coalmines and ghost towns appeals to you, then the New River Gorge will charm and will also offer superb scenery.

The State Born of the Civil War, Part III: Weston

Created by kjlouden on September 27, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
2 Stories

We tour Stonewall Jackson’s boyhood home, two mills, and log cabins and learn about flax near Jane Lew; walk the historic district and battlefield at Bulltown; and hear stories of Indian massacres, Confederate mistakes, and recent preservation projects of the Army Corps of Engineers in West Virginia.

The State Born of the Civil War, Part II: Clarksburg

Created by kjlouden on September 15, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
2 Stories

Courthouse Square, antebellum mansions, old graveyards, and an excellent genealogy expert all point to the importance of land and family in what was a frontier county in Virginia. We explore similarities and differences that caused the state’s psychic split and learn about its greatest Civil War hero.

The State Born of the Civil War, Part I: Philippi

Created by kjlouden on July 22, 2005 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews

During “those . . . crazy days of summer,” some folks head for the beach. I stay in the cool car, drive shady Mountain State roads, and tour museums on the new West Virgina Civil War Heritage Trail. First outing: Philippi, site of the first land battle.

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