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.
I can see why people get confused, but yup - definitely two states. I have been to Virginia many times, but never west Virginia.ReplyDelete
It's funny that people think West Virginia is part of Virginia. I get the same thing because I live in South Carolina - a different state than North Carolina. You do have a lot of great parks to visit in your beautiful state.ReplyDelete
One of the best ways to get an education is to get out and see what your state has to offer. Wonderful you did this road trip and showed your children first hand what West Virginia has to offer.ReplyDelete
West Virginia is a fantastic place to visit. We were in Wheeling at Oglebay and we had a great time.ReplyDelete
What an amazing place to visit. West Virginia seems so green, love all the trees and grass then out comes the technology buildings! Think my kids would love this place too. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
You'll seem to find such cool places to check out. And it's pretty neat when you can find fun places to go in your own state. When I go on vacation I usually do go out of state but I think I need to explore more in my own state like you are.ReplyDelete
Looks and sounds like a nice place to visit. I love the country. It's so refreshing.ReplyDelete
The states of Virginia and South Virginia often confuse me in location just like North and South Carolina. They're all too close for me to tell them apart because I don't see the map that often.ReplyDelete
I'm from West Virginia! My family is from Barbor County and I was born in Morgantown. It still makes me laugh that people get it confused with VA.ReplyDelete
I have never been to this part of the country. Looks like a beautiful place to visit. I hope to take a trip soon. We love doing road trips in our state too!ReplyDelete
I have never visited West Virginia before, only Virginia. I wonder if people get annoyed that it isn't called East Virginia or something. Who knows. I bet they are both lovely.ReplyDelete
I will be honest and be a little ignorant to kinda not know that it was two different states. I guess I never paid attention but thanks for the clarification.ReplyDelete
Until this post I never thought West Virginia and Virginia were different states so thanks for the clarification and this technology park looks awesomeReplyDelete
Haha I can see how some people might get confused that these are actually two different states. This sounds like a cool technology destination!ReplyDelete
I've never been to West Virginia but it's amazing that technology is booming there!ReplyDelete
Wow, I would be amazed at such a large structure as well. It's very interesting and an intriguing spot for sure.ReplyDelete
What a cool looking building! I would have loved to visit there when I was on vacation in WV last summer, but I didn't know about it! oh well, I guess there's always next time... Tech is such an interesting part of life and you have to keep up with it or you'll be lost with this day and age ; )ReplyDelete
You are right, Virginia is a big state. It is always nice to travel and we love road trips as you get to see so many things while on the go. West Virginia seems nice and we are yet to visit this place.ReplyDelete
I loved road trips with my kids when they were still young. Now that they are grown ups, they have their own road trips with their friends or special someone. Hopefully, we can do one road trip as a family before summer ends. Thanks for sharing photos of your beautiful state.ReplyDelete