Day 6: Crossing the Appalachian Mountains

Day 6: Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Claytor Lake State Park to Chillicothe, 278 Miles traveled.

Our prayers go out to everyone in Moore, Oklahoma.

We woke up and it wasn’t raining! We left our campground a little after 9:00 am.

We traveled through the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia and West Virginia most of the day. We climbed many steep grades and passed through the Big Walker Mountain Tunnel and East River Mountain Tunnel. The mountains are covered in their brilliant green spring leaves.

Traveling through the mountains means slow driving. To make it even slower there was construction all along the route. We had to stop three times to pay toll on the West Virginia Turnpike. The toll is $2 at each toll booth for a car, $2.50 for our truck and trailer.

We arrived at our campground around 3:30. Henry made a run to Walmart to fill the truck with diesel – $3.759 per gallon.

We relaxed outside in the sunny, warm weather before dinner and managed to catch the sunset before settling in for the night.

4 thoughts on “Day 6: Crossing the Appalachian Mountains

  1. pretty sunset. Going slow in the mountains lets you see everything a little better. Have fun!


  2. Chillicothe Oh. is home to writer Donald Ray Pollock ( “Knockemstiff” and “The Devil All the Time” ).
    His writing makes that part of the world seem grim, but, interesting. Lots of ghost towns in the area ( read about Moonville, Oh. ) . Your pictures are great !


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