The hubs and I are work-with-what-you’ve-got kind of folks, so when the opportunity came up for a little (read: extremely short) vacay, I was all for it. I got a little bit of research moolah from my university to go and check out a museum for my master’s thesis in my neighboring state, West Virginia. Now, I know West Virginia is not Key West, people. But, as much work as our little 2 person family has been doing lately, one night in a hotel seemed like a dream. Plus, it was paid for. Thanks, history department!
Now, I won’t bore you to death with all the details about the master’s thesis, as my blog is my fun place to get away from all of that jazz. But in a nutshell, I’m researching antebellum insane asylums. And that means I get to visit a few. Like this creepy place:
Yes, it was as interesting as it looks. But let’s get to all the details about the drive. We really love road trips. Of course stinky little Miss Julep came too. It took us several hours to get there, and along the way we saw a national park, so naturally my park ranger self had to stop in. Here are a few pics from New River Gorge NPS:
Please excuse how exhausted we both look! Anyway, Miss Julep made herself right at home when we got to the hotel:
She stayed in the car while we toured the asylum:
And we all enjoyed the beautiful changing leaves on our way back to Richmond:
So, does anyone else turn work conferences or business trips into a day or two away from the house? With all the stress of school and work respectively, the hubs and I love to get out on 1-2 day breathers. Anyone else have tips and tricks for cheap travel? Or, were you really just hoping for some photos of blue water and strawberry martinis? Mmmm… martinis……