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West Virginia

Whenever I travel from North Carolina back to Michigan I just love the drive through West Virginia on I-77. Although I think it's hard to find a good straight stretch of highway, there are just so many curves and then you are going up and down the hills. But still some very beautiful scenery along the way. This is the bridge that crosses over from Ohio into West Virginia and I would stop in Marietta, OH, which is right here at the bridge, to eat either breakfast or a late lunch at McDondalds. 

Yes, low clouds on the day I traveled through here, but still beautiful.

Then as I travel south on I-77 I hit the East River Mountain Tunnel which takes you from Bluefield, WV into Rocky Gap, VA. I just love going through this mile long tunnel. 

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