West Virginia

    Cass Scenic Railroad State Park: Take a Train, See the West Virginia Mountains (1)

    10/23/15 •

    …For an enjoyable ride through the West Virginia mountains, hop a train at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. Once used for logging, rare geared Shay locomotives now pull open passenger cars through switchbacks, steep grades and unspoiled wilderness to Whittaker Station, a restored 1940s logging camp. A round-trip ride takes 1-1/2 hours. A…

    Pocahontas County in West Virginia: For Natural Beauty and Rich History

    5/31/16 •

    …My family’s favorite fall getaway is Pocahontas County, tucked in the rugged mountains of east-central West Virginia. It’s packed with beautiful scenery, historic attractions and virtually unlimited recreational opportunities. There’s something for everyone! For instance, I love old country general stores, and there are several to browse through here. The Hillsboro Country Store…

    Stonewall Jackson Heritage Arts and Crafts Jubilee in West Virginia (3)

    12/28/16 •

    …What started as a small gathering of crafters and musicians more than 25 years ago has grown into one of West Virginia’s finest festivals — the Stonewall Jackson Heritage Arts and Crafts Jubilee. This exciting 4-day event is held over Labor Day weekend near Weston at Jackson’s Mill, the boyhood home of famous…

    New River Gorge, West Virginia: Some of Most Incredible Views in the Eastern US

    11/06/16 •

    …For some of the most breathtaking views in the East, you can’t beat the New River Gorge in the heart of southern West Virginia. The New River — actually one of the oldest rivers in the world–flows north from North Carolina. Over the eons, it has carved its way through the Appalachian Mountains,…

    Aquarium Plant Database (222 Plants and Counting)

    3/21/17 •

    …Plantaganaceae Bacopa Stem width: 3-6cm (1-2in) Moderate North America U.S.A. Bacopa innominata Easy Medium Not Specific Stem Plantaganaceae Bacopa Stem width 2 inches Fast North America, South America Virginia, USA to Northern SA Bacopa lanigera Moderate High Not Specific Stem Plantaganaceae Bacopa stem width 2 inches (5cm) Moderate South America Brazil Bacopa madagascariensis Moderate Medium…

    Learn Something New at the Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site in Georgia

    10/18/13 •

    …Like most people with a casual interest in history, we always thought the Civil War ended in Appomattox, Virginia, when General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses Grant on April 9, 1865. But as we learned during an accidental visit to the Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site in Irwinville, Georgia, it…