East Meets West: City Slickers Take on the Wilderness of West Virginia

We are back from an adventurous weekend in West Virginia and WOW! did we have a rude awakening!  When you live in a bustling city like Washington D.C., where certain luxuries are at your fingertips, one tends to take those for granted when immersing oneself in the heart of the wilderness of West Virginia.

On the 5-hour car ride to West Virginia, we made light of the simplistic lives that Southerners enjoy compared to our busy urban ones.  As we drove through desolate towns with one main road, a post office, and novelty shops, we speculated about “what do people do for fun here?”,”why are there 3 churches in one town and no CVS?”, and “where the hell is the Starbucks?!”  This should have clued us in to our naivety, but sadly, no, and the joke was on us (and our egos) by the end of the weekend.

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