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.