"Beautiful Destination for Fall Foliage" Blackwater Falls State Park by calcaf38

For someone who always travels alone - and far - this was a change.

I had the opportunity, through my work, to escort 48 Independent Living residents to Blackwater Falls State Park. I enjoyed spending some "down time" with these friends of mine who I see every day, but always in a rush. Watching the superb scenery - mostly through tinted bus windows - while listening to their stories, was most enjoyable.

Perhaps because of my travel companions, this destination felt more remote in time than in space. It was as if I had traveled a few miles, but also 50 years back: in the restaurant at the Lodge, I expected to see families straight out of 1950s TV sitcoms walk in and savor the ham and macaroni.

  • Last visit to Blackwater Falls State Park: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated Oct 20, 2007
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 14, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    Nice with all the Autumn leaves!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    that's an interesting trip - bet you managed to have some fun

  • Jan 24, 2009 at 10:04 PM

    i like the picture from: The Balanced Rock, and Trails

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2008 at 9:30 AM

    Yes, a waterfall is always a draw for me. This looks lovely.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2008 at 10:00 AM

    Ah yes, it is always nice to get out a smell raw nature! Blackwater Falls State Park looks beautiful and you managed some spectacular photos while you were at it!

  • atufft's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2007 at 10:51 PM

    I do like waterfalls, and these are beautiful indeed!

  • Helenbb's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2007 at 3:37 AM

    very nice page. :)

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2007 at 1:37 AM

    Hi lucky you to see the beautiful fall colours-I love them!This yrs fall colours in the UK hav been stunning!Ive driven around West Virginia but a mth too late for the colours!still beautiful tho.Lucky us to see yr pics - please show some more tho!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2007 at 12:08 PM

    Great that you got to take those Independent Living residents to such a beautiful place. (And hear their stories in the bus.)

  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2007 at 4:40 PM

    There is so much natural beauty in West VA. Your pictures a beautiful.


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