Nice day for a drive. Clear with mild temperatures. The drive was all Interstate which made for a relatively easy day. The road is gently winding and hilly. We drove North from Mt Airy across Virginia and West Virginia, turning to the West as we crossed West Virginia. The road climbed to a little over 3,000 feet before dropping back down as we entered the Ohio River valley. The road runs through tunnels in a few places.
The trees were starting to turn at the higher elevations and were showing some beautiful colors.
In West Virginia, near Beckley, is Tamarack, a place for displaying and selling of West Virginia crafts. It is a building full of beautiful craft items made by West Virginia artisans.
Besides the displays of items for sale, there are studios with artisans in residence. The quilt studio caught our eye of course.
For more information visit their web site at: http://www.tamarackwv.com/default.aspx
If you are in the area, it is well worth a stop. There are meals available in the center, and is a good place for a driving break and lunch.
We drove through the West Virginia State Capital, Charleston. The capital is visible from along the interstate, with its gleaming gold dome.
We are always intrigued by the road cuts and the rock layers that are exposed as a result.
And finally a last look at the rolling hills of Western West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky.
We are laying over in Louisville for a day before starting the last two legs of our trip. It has been fun and we have seen a lot of beautiful and interesting sites.
More in a couple of days.