Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Yesterday I drove the motorhome the about 65 miles from Ashland, Kentucky to Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Most of the drive occurred on Ohio State Highway 7 that had very light traffic and for the most part ran alongside the Ohio River.

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

Leaving Ashland we crossed the Ohio River on this blue bridge into Ohio. The green bridge on the left carries the traffic from Ohio into Kentucky…


On Highway 7 with the Ohio River on our right…


From Gallipolis, Ohio we crossed the Ohio River on the Silver Memorial Bridge…


which replaced the Silver Bridge…


which collapsed in 1967 killing 47 people due to a failure of these components…



You can learn all about the Silver Bridge collapse by clicking this YouTube link…

Point Pleasant is at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. The below Google Earth image shows the area. X marks our camping spot at Krodel Park and M the Point Pleasant River Museum which we visited. The Silver Memorial Bridge is lower left…


Here’s a 180 degree panorama view of the Ohio River looking across at Ohio. The Silver Memorial Bridge is on the far left…


Here are some of the photos that I took at the Point Pleasant River Museum which, by the way, was excellent…







The below two photos are of live fish swimming in a large aquarium containing fish that came from the Ohio River…



After the museum we looked at the large murals painted on the flood wall…


Looking south down the Ohio River with the Silver Memorial Bridge in the distance…


Downtown Point Pleasant…


A view from the past…


After our Visit I drove the motorhome the about two miles to Kordel Park, a Point Pleasant city owned park where we parked for the night while it rained hard for the remained of the day…


Here’s the usual dinette window photo…


To see the other 53 photos that I took you need to click this Picasa Web Album link which is best viewed in full screen mode…

You can read all about Point Pleasant by clicking this Wikipedia link…

We will move along later this morning.

Enjoying interesting museums is another joy of the full-timing lifestyle!

The red dot on the below map shows our approximate location in the State of West Virginia. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2013
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