Thursday, June 09, 2005

Welcome to Wild and Wonderful West Virginia!

Coming out of Johnstown, we rode the world's steepest inclined ferry
(which also conveniently cut 700 ft. off of our climbing for the day).
We certainly made up for it though, as we had to climb a number of
hills and a large mountain before we finally made it in to Uniontown,
PA.

The ride from Uniontown to Belington was another long and difficult
one, as the hills of Pennslyvania gave way to the geography of West
Virginia, which we have come to discover is known as "The Mountain
State."

We're camping in Belington and enjoying a much-needed day off here. We
ate dinner last night and breakfast this morning at the fabulous Laurel
Mountain Inn. As we were leaving last night and talking of returning
this morning, a waitress gave us one of her cards with a request to
call before coming in the morning so that more than one cook could be
on hand for us!

We're finally painting our brand new trailer today - our resident art
majors having finished the designs for it. Hopefully we'll be able to
post some pictures of our masterpiece when it's finished.

Cell phone service is scarce as we make our way through the hills and
rural areas here, so if you haven't heard from us in a few days...we'll
be in touch again soon!