An unexpected (brief) visit to West Virginia

As we crossed the Ohio River from Stuebenville we thought we’d be entering Pennsylvania but instead found ourselves in West Virginia – a long narrow area called the ‘Panhandle’. So here are a few (brief) facts about West Virginia.

West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area and the 38th most populous of the 50 United States. The capital and largest city is Charleston. It has a Democrat governor, 2 Democrat senators and 2 of 3 congressman are Republican.

The state is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labour history.

6 thoughts on “An unexpected (brief) visit to West Virginia

  1. Your faces belie the fact you’re having a good time. X ha ha Mikes grimace is enough to keep kids off the roads . Xxx

    • Mike was feeling extremely ill after crossing the scary bridge over the Ohio River – he really doesn’t like high bridges. I think he was having heart palpitations when this picture was taken.

  2. Now Matthew…… I know you are rushing to Mike’s defence to make me feel guilty………..deed done. I didn’t realise he was just putting a ‘brave?’ Face on it xxxxxx glad he recovered xxxxxx

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