Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunday in West Virginia

Hubby and I continue our quest of trying new things....

We got a tip from a fellow runner to try running in Ritter Park, which is located in Huntington, WV. The hubby and I had never heard of this park, so we decided to find it. I'm so glad we did, the park is just gorgeous! The park is immaculate and well-manicured. Miles of gravel track loop and wind through the park, where numerous runners huff and puff their way around. There were ducks and squirrels everywhere. This was the place to run. This was my third day running in a row, so I was a bit tired. I'm looking forward to going back when I'm more rested, this is the perfect place to get lost in the beauty around you.

Not the most attractive duck, but I found him charming :)

A long flight of concrete stairs in the park lead to this rose garden high atop the park.

The rose garden even has banquet rooms you can rent for events. The view was just amazing.

The weather was perfect for running. It was about 68┬║, sunny, no breeze.  I just love fall around here.

More selfies!

A perfectly shaped rose.

Stairs leading to the rose garden, creek below. The creek winds through the park.

Ducks in the creek! 

Leaves beginning to change color...

For lunch, the hubby and I headed about 15 minutes from Huntington to Lesage, WV. There's a little restaurant in Lesage that was featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-In's, and Dives" called "Hillbilly Hotdogs". It was time to try it. It's quite the site to check out.

Cold beer is a must after a fall run. I chose a Pumpkin Hard Cider, which I liked. I definitely wouldn't be able to drink a 6-pack of the stuff, but it was a refreshing change. 

The picnic table we sat at outside was covered in license plates from all over the country. I, of course, had to find the Oregon one. Visitors can sign the plate from the state they are from! I decided that since technically I live in Kentucky, I couldn't sign the Oregon one. But if we bring my parents back here, they sure can! :)

License plate tree.

Splurging on beer battered onion rings.

I chose the Spicy Chicken Sandwich. Yum! The hubby had a HUGE Bacon Cheeseburger, which was gone before I could even take a picture. LOL.

Checking out the grounds. 

Riding the Hillbilly Express.

Pondering how they actually got that van up there...

It was a fun Sunday :)
Happy Monday folks! Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. Ritter Park looks amazing. I love that rose garden. And I want those onion rings!!!

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