|Tub boat and barge going down the Kanawha River|
First stop was a Cabela's Outfitters Store. We needed to get Christie a sleeping bag and some nice warm socks. Since her birthday was coming up, we found this little number
|I am going to have to get me one!|
|Charleston's Capitol Dome in Gold Leaf.|
|A great place to eat.|
|Sign at Pies and Pints|
It was lunch time so we headed into Charleston's downtown section to a little joint called Pies and Pints. Since it was lunchtime, we felt lucky to get a table as church was letting out and the place was filling up fast. We ordered some Char-Grilled Hot Wings All-natural, dry rubbed & marinated in sriracha hot sauce, citrus, garlic & cilantro ~ char-grilled to perfection and served with creamy Gorgonzola for an appetizer. Can one say heaven?
|Oh so good!|
For the main course we got the Chicken Gouda Pie, marinated grilled chicken, applewood smoked bacon, smoked Gouda, red onions, chipotle crema & scallions. Can you say double heaven? I don't think I have ever had a pizza where the crust was so tender yet crisp and buttery at the same time. I had tea and Christie had a hand crafted beer.
After lunch we were told to go across the street to Ellen's Homemade Ice cream. Oh my such goodness!
|Chocolate Almond and Chocolate Oreo Cookie|
We finally arrived at the New River Gorge...Oh My!!!
It seems to go on forever. It has the worlds largest spansion bridge over it. Christie discovered a one way road to the bottom of the gorge so we decided to take it down to see where it led to. Here are some of the sites we saw.
It was late when we made our way out of the gorge and headed home. I am so glad Christie was driving. The dogs were happy to see us when we got back. After taking them on a walk and feeding them it was time to hit the hay.
It had been a long day, but a wonderful day filled with great food, great scenery and great company. Thanks Christie for making this journey with me.
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