When we were still living overseas, we often get the question of where we are from Virginia. We would always tell them that we are from West Virginia and not from Virginia. Apparently, some people think that Virginia and West Virginia is just one state. For those who are still confused, here's a map. Virginia is a lot larger than our small state.
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Anyway, I want to share this place that we saw during our recent road trip to New River Gorge.
The place is called I-79 Technology Park. It is located within the heart of the I-79 High Technology Corridor just south of Fairmont, West Virginia. The location of the I-79 Technology Park places is within one day’s drive of 60% of the U.S. population and some of the Nation’s largest cities including New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis.
The I-79 Technology Park is a home to over 30 businesses which includes FirstEnergy Corp., Lockheed Martin, Time Warner Cable, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) just to name a few. It would be neat to tour this huge facility.
My children were amazed of the humongous technology infrastructure that you can see from the road. It must be nice to really see what it's like inside the facility.
I didn't know about this until we did our road trip. Traveling is really a pleasure and at the same time educational.
We still have a lot of exploring to do in our own state. I told my husband that I would like to visit every parks we have here. I know that when we talk about vacation, our tendency is to visit places from other state but for me, exploring our own is also fun. I'll show some more places we drove through during our fun road trip.