Sunday, July 15, 2012

New River Gorge, WV

 On our way to Pittsburgh, we stopped at the New River Gorge in West Virginia. The New River Gorge Bridge is located there and was for many years the world's longest steel single-span arch bridge. It has a place where you can stop and view it.
It rained on us most of the way there so we were pleasantly surprised when it stopped raining long enough for us to see the bridge and snap a picture with it behind us.

 Since we had plenty of time to make it to Pitt, we decided to take our time and explore the New River Gorge. We  headed to the south end of the gorge where the Sandstone Falls are located. We had to go down this very narrow river front road that had about a third of it torn to pieces for construction. The Mini did so well but I know that car was calling us names by the time we got back to civilization, ha!

The area was beautiful though and let's just say that being six months pregnant did not slow this girl down when exploring the area! I love water, especially in the form of the waterfalls. This area was very natural and woodsy. There were rocks to climbs, paths that used to be a creek bed that have huge, smooth rocks that just make a gorgeous scene.

One of the coolest things that happened was this little guy who was out for his lunch and had no fear whatsoever with me getting close enough to take his picture. Actually instead of fear I swear he looked mildly annoyed that I was interrupting his lunch!

It was definitely worth the time we took to scout out this area and I am glad we got to stop there on our way to Pitt!

 Until Next Time...


Anonymous said...

it is really pretty, glad you got to stop there :)

Julie Hendon said...

The New River flows right by my house! I go tubing and kayaking on it alot. It flows through NC, VA, and WV so I'm assuming this is the same water. Very pretty!