Hunted around for a feed and weren't interested in all the usual fast food restaurants in the states, so we chose the Cracker Barrel, good wholesome food prepared fresh on the day. It's unlicensed so we weren't even tempted to get into it. A great meal and then off to bed.
USA Road Trip 2015
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You expect a little town only to find a massive tourism hub with all the usual gas stations, restaurants, and fast food outlets everywhere on just a short distance, a bit like a highway transit centre where multiple highways connect. Alla long the way we have had great economical stops wit the Econolodge Motel chain, averaging around $90 AUD a night with large rooms and breakfast incuded, not a bad deal/ Well off for a meal and then bed.
For bit of a break to our drive we stopped off at Morgantown, WV where one of our fiends daughters went to college, a swimmer. To our surprise it was much like Youngstown, a lot of old derelict and worn out areas close to the city centre as new areas had developed further out. Still pretty though and a big university scattered across the heart of the city. Spread so far that a personal monorail type transit system runs around the university.
Came across this amazing valley and bridge on our way back to Ohio. Check out the great pics Sue took of the largest single arch steel bridge in the world. We got great shots from the top and then after a gorgeous Herschey's chocolate ice cream we found a way down to the river for some shots from below.
This morning was a nice sleep and breakfast then off to a coal mine site in Beckley. This is a full tourist mine site and we went into the mountain to get a real feel for how these guys worked last century and the 1800's. After the underground tour we checked out all the above ground buildings and sheds dating back to the 1890's, really well preserved. Ok now time to make our commute back to Youngstown. Should be about 4 hours plus any stops we choose to find ...