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Betsy and I hit the road again earlier this month. Since we headed west in June, we decided to head north and east this time. The main purpose of our trip was to visit my daughter and her husband near Buffalo, New York.
We had originally planned to go on to Vermont to see some of the covered bridges in that state, but hurricane Irene wiped out three of the bridges we wanted to see, plus several the roads we were going to travel. So we basically decided to play it by ear and see what we could find. After leaving Buffalo we drove toward Cleveland, Ohio, to visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The park, which is relatively new, contains a waterfall we had wanted to see on an earlier trip, but did not.
A blog friend of Betsy’s had said that Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio was a wonderful place to hike and visit waterfalls. We decided to stop there for a visit as well.
We had both wanted to visit Blackwater Falls in West Virginia, so we drove there, having an adventure on mountain roads to get there. Blackwater State Park is absolutely beautiful, and we will definitely plan on going back so we can spend more time there. After leaving Blackwater Falls we took a ride at the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, where we traveled to the top of Balk Knob behind a steam engine.
We also wanted to revisit the New River Gorge in West Virginia. We had seen the upper New River last year, but this year we saw the New River Gorge Bridge and drove down to the bottom of gorge and back up. We also visited several other parts of the New River National River before heading back home.
It was a wonderful trip, and I now have hundreds more pictures to organize and get ready to share.
You’ve been warned!