Two Days and One Night In the Mountaineer State

Got a weekend to blow?  Take a trip to the mountaineer state, preferably around the labor day weekend.  You will wet your appetite enough to want to come back for a week long vacation.

We were fortunate enough to book a night at a great Bed & Breakfast just a short distance from Wheeling.  Bonnie Dwaine B & B can offer you a place to relax with a comfortable bed and bath, and of course excellent food.  You will not only find the owners, Bonnie & Sid, to be friendly but also very knowledgeable of the surrounding area.  If you’re only here for one or two nights, this is the place to stay.

From your lodging you head a few miles north to Wheeling.  I believe Wheeling was the first capital of WV.  I do know that it’s not hard to find something to do.  For the gambler you have the Island Hotel and Casino which just happens to be located with the Greyhound Dog Track.  If you’re looking for live entertainment, you might try Wheeling Jamboree at the Strand Theatre.

Of course you could be lucky like us and find free live entertainment at the Wheeling Heritage Port right along the riverfront.  We were fortunate enough to catch The Vogues performing some of their big hits from the ‘60’s.

The next morning we had an excellent breakfast at the Bonnie Dwaine and then headed to Point Pleasant in search of the famed Mothman.  Of course we never found him but we did get a photo of the statue erected in his honor.  If you don’t know the history of the Mothman you may want to google him.

After our short detour we headed over to Charleston where we had tickets to see some Rat Pack Impersonators at the Civic Center.  Being an avid fan of the late Dean Martin, this was the sole purpose of our trip.  As it turns out I was not disappointed.  Joe Scallisi who impersonated Dean Martin was quite impressive.   He gave me the feeling as if I was sitting at the front table of the Copa Room.

Of course to really enjoy all the mountaineer state has to offer you will need to plan more than a weekend.  My wife and I live close enough to pop in and out of the state whenever we see fit.  Like October during the fall foliage or over to Morgantown for a football game.  There’s a lot to take in so set your sights to WV and have the time of your life.

About Rick

A senior who has traveled a lot of this great country. Not as a trucker or traveling salesman, but as an adventurer born in the wrong century. I am blessed with a wife who has come to accept my carefree lifestyle and takes an active part in our travels.


  1. Mary Richards says:

    This is about as far north as I have gotten so far. I love West Virginia. I have friends I stay with in Martinsburg, WV.

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  2. Brad Jacobs says:

    Wow, I was at that Pack Show… Small world… I also saw the movie “Mothman” with Richard Gere… Keep up the cool blogs…

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  3. Bobby Dyer says:

    Really cool, I always thought it would be great to visit WV…

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