Not too long ago, I had the chance to come along on a business trip that my husband had in West Virginia. We don't get away without out our girls very often, so we planned to take our time.
Our first stop was in the town of Buckhannon, home to West Virginia Wesleyan. This was the college stomping ground of my husband and he wanted to revisit his glory days. The campus is beautiful and the weather was great but it was time for lunch.
We decided to eat at C. J. Maggie's American Grill. The restaurant is really funky with lots of odd objects and off the wall art.
The hostess podium at the front was covered in colored yardsticks. Maybe a future DIY project of some sort for me.
The booth we sat at had a light fixture that was covered in customer written graffiti.
I ordered a beer and a wood fired pizza and left full and happy. We strolled into a really interesting antique store and I wished I would've had more time to poke around.
There were plenty of promising storefronts and buildings.
I'm sure I'll be back at a future date!
Our next stop was Seneca Rocks, WV. We went over to the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center and checked things out. There was a gift shop with a great view. The rocks were gorgeous!
We stopped to get some sodas and car snacks at Yokum's General Store and Motel. Interesting.
Directly across from Yokum's is Harper's Old Country Store and Front Porch Restaurant. I believe it has been there since 1902. Seriously, like stepping back in time. The restaurant has simple food and in good weather, you can eat out on the porch.
Then, we were back on our way to more boring locals that shall not be named. But, the drive sure was pretty!
On our way home the next day, we made a stop in Berkeley Springs. We planned on eating at the Ambrae House Bar and Grill. We had heard good things, but they were closed. The town had very recently had a flash flood and many businesses were still cleaning up.
We ended up eating lunch at Tari's Cafe. It was soooo good. It is open 7 days a week and had tons of local art displayed for purchase. I ordered the Grown up Grilled Cheese Panini, which I loved. And, since it was a child free romantic-ish trip, I had the white wine sangria. Mmmmm, great drink menu!
Because it was Sunday and with the flood recovery, all the places I wanted to look in were closed.
They had the most gorgeous library, the Morgan County Public Library on Congress Street. Super quaint.
I really felt like I could have used an overnighter in Berkeley Springs. So many places, so little time. I love my home state and look forward to the next exploration! Happy travels.