Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Wheeling, WV: Small Town Community, Big City Opportunity

After the History Bowl's elimination rounds, everyone were given an  hour to have lunch at River City Ale Works.  The restaurant sponsored the meals for  participants and coaches.  We ate at a separate booth from the students so I couldn't take   pictures.  The place was beautiful but their  food wasn't that good but then again everyone has their own opinion. Some people might find their food  delicious and great but it wasn't the case for me.  It was big let down for me, even my son was complaining about the chicken he got which was soaked in ranch, they could have served it separately than dumping it on the chicken.  Anyway, we ate there since it was recommended by the host of the event.
Anyway, the restaurant was few blocks away from the Independence Hall Museum so it gave us the opportunity to do a little cardio  before and after lunch.  Wheeling is such a beautiful place, there are lots of old building structures to see.  I wish we had extra time to explore but maybe next time we could do that.
I am always drawn to  old but beautiful churches.  Statues that holds historic value is a great plus too.  
 
Did you know that Wheeling, West Virginia, was the former capital of the newly formed state from 1863 to 1870?  It was moved to Charleston but in 1875, the seat of the government was brought back to Wheeling and remained until 1885.  Then it was transferred again  to Charleston where it has since remained until the present day.  Does any state has a similar  event where the capital has been moved  to another city?  West Virginia definitely  had.
Our state is not very famous, in fact some American people  don't know  the difference between  the states of Virginia and West Virginia.  I remember when we were in South Korea and would tell people where we came from, they would often ask, where are you from Virginia when we clearly said West Virginia?  It gets frustrating to have to explain it every time but that's what happen most of the time.
West Virginia is  considered one of the more scenic states in the nation.  Aside from it's natural beauty, West Virginia is also known for its Civil War history,  resorts and architectural feats.  So if you are looking for a place to explore, try Almost Heaven, our beautiful state of WEST VIRGINIA.

18 travelers' comments:

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

It was great you were able to get out and see some of the city after the bowl. We like to visit old history sites and I like old churches as well.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I am all about small towns! They usually have the best food and people. We'll have to visit West Virginia one day.

Cait Elisabeth said...

oh my gosh yes love when yo ucome across adorable small towns like this usually like you said soem great food and friendly hospitality!

Jeannette said...

Oh that I am always trying to something like an old church also. I just so much history there and I just want to feel part of it!

GiGi EatsCelebrities said...

I've never been to W. Virginia. But I feel like I need to so as to remind myself of this country's history!!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Yes, Virginia and West Virginia are very different places! I have visited both and found plenty to see and do at both.

James said...

I didn’t know Wheeling was the capital. It is so pretty. I’m not surprised it is one of the most scenic states.

Melanies Fab Finds said...

I really love to visit small towns, you never know what you might discover. I've never been to Virginia or West Virginia before.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Oh wow what a lovely looking place to get to explore. It sounds like West Virginia has so many things on offer, I love places of natural beauty.

Brittany Nicole said...

It's surprising how many people don't know all the states and territories of the USA. People seem not to know that much about their own country sometimes.

ConfettiandBliss.com said...

Sounds like this was a wonderful family outing, filled with food, smiles, laughs and history!

The Super Mom Life said...

I didn't know much about West Virginia. I would love to take my family there one day though.

Nicole Johnson said...

I love visiting small towns during our travels. I have to add this to our places to stop and visit during our next road trip.

Lisa Favre said...

So much to learn in every city! My best friend is a huge history buff and so she would love to visit a place like this!

Lori Vachon said...

Thanks for sharing some great places to visit. Now I just need a roadtrip!

Ruth I. said...

The photos are lovely! Though you did not like the food, glad you enjoyed a little tour on the area.

Chef Dennis Littley said...

I have never been to Wheeling, but it looks lovely! It's going on my must see list thanks to your post.

Ricci Ellis said...

That church is gorgeous! I love looking at older architecture and older churchs are full of gorgeous designs!!

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