Pipestem Drive-in theater

Pipestem State Park, WVA 11.13.2015

We awoke to another windy day and headed east and north to spend the night in West Virginia. The highways we traveled were wide and pleasant with the exception of some narrow, steep and winding mountain crossings.

We continued east through Kentucky on Hall Jackson Parkway, a very nice road, followed  by the narrow and winding KY 15 to US 119 where we crossed into Virginia.  In Virginia we went south on US 23 then east again on US Alt 58 to northeast on VA 7 and finally northeast on US 19 and US 460 where we crossed into West Virginia. After a short stint on I77 north we exited and headed to Pipestem Resort State Park for the night.

Hazard, Kentucky looked like an interesting historical town to visit although clearly depressed. In West Virginia, houses and single-wide trailers were perched on tiny level scraps of land, some of which looked like the cuts made to build the road. We passed coal processing plants and giant quarries.

At Pipestem Resort State Park we were the only campers in the tent loop. The campground had nice heated bathrooms and showers but only one bathhouse for the entire campground.

The wind continued to rise all day was was gusting to 50-60 mph by nightfall making for another rocky night in the camper.

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