The summer adventures have begun. Last weekend we took off and headed for a tiny town on the border of Kentucky and West Virginia – called Matewan WV but what I referred to as the middle of nowhere. Our “campsite” for the weekend was on the grounds of an old replica railway station…..but the railway beside it was still active. There is nothing scarier than hearing the screech of train tracks in the middle of the night and then waiting for you heart to calm back down as you realise for the third time that night that no, the train is not about to run right through your tent!!
We were there in the middle of nowhere because Kathy was running a race there. So while she was off Boomer and I hung around the tiny town taking some photos, chatting with the locals (very entertaining!) and trying to stay cool. It was roasting hot. Too hot to stay in the tent…. but too hot to sit out aswell. We ended up walking along the river to try to catch a breeze. The town was walled in with a flood barrier that told the story of the Hatfield and McCoy feud from the late 1800s that ran for 30 years.
The following day made the trip worth it though. We drove about an hour out of the way to go on a hike called Long Point Trail in WV and hiked about 2 miles and ended up on a rocky outcropping with a perfectly breathtaking view of an old bridge.
I can’t wait for the next trip – I should also have a properly working DSLR camera by then too!