Saturday, June 13, 2009

Camping along the Ohio River: The scenery is here, wish you were beautiful



We took a long drive on Route 7 along the Ohio River near the West Virginia panhandle, where one side of the river is West Virginia and the other side is Ohio. The mighty Ohio is a pretty river dotted with some decidedly unpretty coal and nuclear power plants. I'd never driven past a nuke plant before and somehow never imaged they'd be right by the side of the road, belching God knows what into the air. And in a scene right out of The Simpsons, there were a smattering of campers and RVs parked along the Ohio, overlooking the 3-Mile Island-like view on the West Virginia side. Happy campers, all.

7 comments:

Bill said...

Looks like you spent your vacation at Three Mile Island......

Gunnar and Sherry said...

Yes, Bill... you can get a tan that won't quit!

Bill said...

What was it - No vacancy at the Motel 6 at Love Canal?

Gunnar and Sherry said...

Hahaha! We couldn't quite swing Chernobyl this year, although I hear it's lovely in the fall.

Marcia said...

I was surfing around and imagine my surprise when I found a picture of my own campsite!... Just want to let everyone know us campers are not glowing!...that is not a nuclear plant! ..in fact West Virginia has no Nuclear plants.

Wild & Wonderful WV said...

That's not a nuclear power plant, in fact there are none in the Ohio Valley. What you're looking at is merely a cooling tower & the only thing coming from it is water in the form of steam.

Get your facts straight before making up wild, untrue assumptions, or are you a republican?

Gunnar and Sherry said...

My fault, 1000 pardons, no offense intended. I love West Virginia.