If you get the urge to get out of Washington for a weekend road trip, your can choose between oceans and mountains. If you have a yen for mountains, a drive through West Virginia could be just the thing.
There is a lot of history here that has not succumbed to the wrecking ball. There are Main Streets all over the state (like this one in Harper's Ferry) with some buildings dating back to the 1700's.
And for historic home junkies, there are old treasures in all sorts of sizes and styles.
We found this wonderful old gargoyle, it even had red eyes, on a back road in Wheeling. And of course, no trip to anyplace would be complete without Pat's obligatory cow photo.
The roads through this state are filled with beautiful country. On the way home, I took this from a bridge over the Cacapon River.
You can get to Harper's Ferry in a little over an hour on I-270, or you can take back roads through rural Virginia and be surprised where you wind up. If you do back roads, a navigation system will help!