We planned this trip months and months ago after barbie saw it on Lynne Hasty Brook Blog. We didn't tell anyone because we weren't sure we could come until the last minute. But when everything worked out we were in the car and on our way to Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. I grew up in PA very close to the MD Mason Dixon line, and WVA was a place as a child my family visited often. So I was anxious to drive those wonderful winding curvy roads once again.
The Redbud was in bloom making a beautiful splash of color along the roads... the winding curvy roads.
We stopped to get a shot of this Trillium that is one of their wildflowers.
The first bird we saw was a very familiar species The Carolina Wren
In WV Holly grows wild in the woods
This little water fall was a surprise when we took a dirt road in search of some water fowl. (none found)
But we did come across this this congregation of butterflies...
Then with heightened anticipation.... Our Cabin Retreat!
Our Own Little Cabin awaiting our arrival....what a perfect setting.
Keith, who we've gotten to know and love!!! left us a note with some cookies to welcome us to the cabin
Our First little jaunt was to the Canyon Rim at New River Gorge Wow! Breathtaking scenery
Before birding... kayaking and whitewater rafting was the biggie attraction here...
The Famous New River Gorge Bridge.....where they used to bungee jump!!! yikes..
Stay tuned for the 'birds'.. After all we ARE here for the Birding Festival.