Monday, March 18, 2019

Buckhannon West Virginia: Our Weekend Road Trip



We didn't have planned  last weekend so we decided to  do a little road trip to Buckhannon Upshur, West Virginia.  My daughter's friends from her class who supported her team during the regional WV History Bowl decided to compete as well.  They had a very short time to learn  the infos but they did really well considering the circumstance. 
The competition was held in Buckhannon Upshur, West Virginia.  BU High School is a really nice school.  It is 2 hour and half drive from our  place but the drive was worth it.  We wanted to show our support to these girls so we surprised them a visit and stayed and watched them compete.  
Buckhannon is the only incorporated city in, and the county seat of, Upshur County, West Virginia.  It  is located along the Buckhannon River. According to the census in 2010, the population there is only  5,639 so I was surprised of how big their schools.  We passed by the Middle School and it is huge as well.  
We have never been to this part of our State so it was a new place that we were given an opportunity to explore.  Buckhannon is a small city  but it looks  very clean and peaceful.  
The people there seems very friendly.  We drove around after the competition and  ate at Hardee's.  Whenever I see old house like the yellow house above, I always admire its charm.  

Before going there, we looked up what we can  do or see there and one of the  attraction is the Pringle Tree.  It's a tree  that was planted and named for John and Samuel Pringle, the first settlers of this section  of West Virginia who lived  in a hollow sycamore tree.  We tried to locate it but unfortunately we did not find it so we left.
The competition has ended for the girls around 2 pm so we decided to  extend our road trip to another  city next to Buckhannon Upshur.  I will make  a separate post about Elkins  on my other travel blog.
Our visit to Buckhannon although short,  was very nice.  I was very impressed of how clean their place looks.  It looks like a really nice  place to raise a family.  

19 comments:

  1. Looks like our small rural community where we live. Nice looking high school. Happy you enjoy your weekend trip.

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  2. You're so much more history in the east portion of the United States. I would love to just take a month and explore everything over there. That building this gorgeous.

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  3. This sounds like an amazing weekend. I would love to visit Buckhannon with my family.

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  4. What a cool road trip. I just like taking a look at older houses. They have such personality. Plus I love learning about the history!

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  5. I have never spent a lot of time in West Virginia. It looks like there is a lot to see and do.

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  6. This was a lovely virtual tour of this West Virginia town. It looks like a quaint and lovely place.

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  7. Those houses are very pretty. We've driven through WVA but haven't stopped except for gas. Glad you got out there.

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  8. Weekend road trips are the best. Some of our favorite family memories were made via spontaneous road trips.

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  9. That looks like such a cool place to visit in West Virginia. Too bad you couldn't find the Pringle tree though.

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  10. I am reading how much it does for us to do field trips with your friends and family. I need to schedule one for me!

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  11. We love going on family road trips. It looks like yours was one you'll never forget.

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  12. I've always loved the architecture out that way. So different from where I live and I absolutely love looking at photos like this!

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  13. This sounds like a fun weekend trip! I love Virginia, it's so historical!

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    1. WV was once part of Virginia but not anymore, we're completely different states but yes, WV has a lot of history.

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  14. It does look like a peaceful city to go and visit. It's great you went and supported your daughters friends team. They must have loved the extra people cheering them on.

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  15. what a great tour of Buckhannon! It's been years since I've been through West Virginia and you've made me want to revisit that beautiful state.

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  16. All those photos are lovely! I'd love to visit WV too. It looks so clean and full of history.

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  17. I am so glad for your short trip. I love these weekend breaks. It gives us a lot of energy!

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  18. Gorgeous homes. Sounds like a wonderful trip. I've actually never visited West Virginia, so thank you for the tour into this charming state and Buckhannon in particular.

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