Going Back to WV over Thanksgiving

151008-110941_15JEH-EditWe are going back to both Blackwater Falls State Park and the Canaan Valley over Thanksgiving.  The last time we did this with family we had a white-out in a snow storm getting there and a tractor-trailer caused me to end up in a ditch.  Even with 4WD it required the help of some deer hunters to shovel us out.  The State ended up closing the road right after we got through.

We had a great time playing and hiking in the snow which was up to my knees along the trails; but I was younger then.  I have been hoping for a little snow this time, just enough to cover the ground.  With all of the leaves down it can be a dreary place if it is cloudy with no snow.  Everything is gray.  Hopefully I will get a few pictures.  I’m taking my weather resistant X-T1 and 35 mm F2 lens just in case it rains or snows, but the forecast is for clear and warming.

The above picture was taken in the Kac-Ka-Pon Restaurant in Wardensville, WV.  I took this picture when we stopped there while driving back to Hanover last October.  We have been stopping there ever since they first opened (In the 60s).  They have great pies.  We used to almost always drive through there while traveling back and forth to WV; but after they opened up Rt. 68 it was faster to go that way so we missed the Kac-Ka-Pon.  Now that they have Rt. 48 opened up between Wardensville and Davis we can go that way, stop in Wardensville, and miss the section of steep curvy road climbing up the mountain.