Monday, July 9, 2018

New River Gorge


Happy Monday, wishing everyone a great day and new week!

May 9th-10,  our Road Trip continued to the New River Gorge in West Virginia. We stayed one night and two days checking out the river, gorge and bridge trails. 





On October 20, 2018 is the 40th anniversary of the New River Bridge Day! They will close the New River Gorge bridge for Bridge Day. You can walk across the bridge, bungee jump, skydive or rappel or just enjoy the festival. There will be food and music. 



A view from the overlook at the New River. The New River has many rafting companies if you are interested in  going on a raft trip on the river. 










We took the road tour down to the river below the bridge. 




Various flowers and a Cardinal seen during our visit to the New River Gorge. 




Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies.







Stairs down to the New River Gorge overlook.  We stopped at one of the landings on the stair and a Hooded Warbler landed on the railing right next to me. I am not sure who was surprised more me or the bird. It happened too fast I could not get a photo. 






 

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45 comments:

Jo said...

How awesome is that bridge, Eileen. And the views. Not to mention that you (ever the nature lover) found a cardinal, beautiful blooms and so many butterflies on your tour. Thanks for sharing. I had to look up "rappel" Now I know... Have a great day. Jo

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Dare I say it? Oh yes go on... this is GORGEous!!! &*> YAM xx

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen,

Beatiful bridges! I love the butterflies. The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is so pretty.

Happy New Week!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Estas pontes são de uma grande beleza.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Jeevan said...

Amazing capture and view on the new bridge and gorge… the bridge stood truly an engineering marvel and great under arch! And also the nature around the bridge looks wonderful to be watched for wild flowers and critters. Loved the wood trail

Rejane Tazza said...

Maravilhosa ponte, céus, borboletas e mosaico! Ótima semana! beijos,chica

italiafinlandia said...

Stunning views of the place and bridge!
The Tiger Swallowtail is the type of Swallowtail I know best, but also the dark ones are pretty.
Very beautiful post.
Have a good week!

Lady Fi said...

What a cool bridge and such pretty butterflies.

Tom said...

...it's gorgeous!!!

David Gascoigne said...

Gee, Eileen we were looking to the pictures of you bungee jumping!

Sandra said...

that bridge is stunning and scary, I would be afraid to ride across it on a train so you know the rest of the things you mentioned I would not be doing or even watching others do it.... beautiful photos

rupam sarma said...

Loved the post. Amazing photos.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

awwwwwwwwww those flutterbys are so special!!

Mary Hone said...

That is amazingly beautiful. I love that second image of butterflies, what a neat color they are.

Betsy Adams said...

Glad you took the road down... The warnings about that road made me laugh since it was not that bad at all (compared to some roads we go on)... ha ha ....

There's so much to see in West VA...One of my favorite places along the New River Gorge area is Grandview... Nice hike and great views...

Hugs,
Betsy

Sussi said...

wonderful photos!

Dee said...

Those butterfly pictures are so beautiful!!!

Okay ..... I would LOVE to raft on the New River, but bungee jumping off the bridge????? I don't THINK SO!!! LOL (You'll have to let me know if you see any bungee folks.)

Carol Blackburn said...

Wow, what a fabulous looking place! I could not cross a bridge like that unless I had my eyes closed before we got to it and didn't open them until we were well across. I love seeing the butterflies in stones gathering the warmth from them like that. I did see that myself once and it was something special to witness. I so enjoy your wonderful photos and live vicariously through your travels. Enjoy your day!

Jeanie said...

That looks beautiful. And those swallowtails are fabulous!

Linda W. said...

That's an impressive bridge! Love all the butterflies.

RedPat said...

The butterflies are amazing! No way would I jump from that bridge!

William Kendall said...

Quite an impressive gorge!

happyone said...

What a great view from the bridge. Water looks pretty high.
What a lot of butterflies in one picture. Must have nice to see in person.
That looks like a lot of steps to walk up and down.

Lowcarb team member said...

Isn't that bridge wonderful.
I enjoyed your collage and seeing the butterflies too.
Great photographs here Eileen, thank you.

All the best Jan

Small City Scenes said...

Wow that is quite a bridge and the wood walkway is very neat.
MB

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! That's a beautiful bridge

Sondra said...

I stopped here on my way back from Ohiopyle, PA. I camped there in the state park there's amazing water falls there some right in town. I want to go back again because I wanted to tour Falling Water the home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. that has water running right underneath. I couldn't leave my dog in the car because the tour was longer than I wanted to leave her. The bridge is amazing...and the New River below. Many years back one of the things I wanted to do was paddle down the New River, this is as close as I got but it made me feel good! Cool moment shared with the hooded you mentioned.

eileeninmd said...

We took the road twice, two different days. The scenery is beautiful at the river level. Thanks Betsy!

eileeninmd said...

LOL, it is GORGEous! Thanks Yam!

eileeninmd said...

Me, no way! My hubby would "think" about doing the bungee jumping. Thanks David!

eileeninmd said...

I drove over the bridge a few times, from the park to our hotel. It was not bad, I would not do the other things either. Thanks, Sandra!

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I like the butterflies !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful walk! Those groups of butterflies bring such smiles to my face. And the cardinal surrounded by wildflowers ... a lovely collage!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous place that I need to pay another visit to. LOVE the butterfly pics!

Lynne said...

Really gorgeous views, gorge . . . wow!
Loved the butterflies too!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So many gorgeous butterflies! What a surprise! I love your collage , Eileen--so pretty!

Weekend-Windup said...

WOW! So beautiful bridge! Love to see the butterflies in a group. Enjoyed seeing all the photos!

Bob Bushell said...

The bridges are beautiful images, but, I love the butterflies, fabulous.

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful series of photos of your trip.
Nice view you have on photo 3.
I enjoyed your blog.
Best regards, Irma

carol l mckenna said...

What a fascinating place and gorgeous photos and not butterfly shots are fantastic!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

dee Nambiar said...

So green, so beautiful.
It looks like its a haven for those pretty butterflies.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It is always fun to sight-see with you but I just love those butterflies!

Eileen for the first time in ages in order to comment I had to enter a Google password....which of course I had no clue what it was and had to look it up in some password storage book, lol! I had recently posted about difficulty leaving comments on blogspot / blogger blogs over time with some of them now showing those weird picture puzzles. In your case Google wanted my password. I don't think that any of this is in our control lol and just happens randomly according to the whims of Google

Denise inVA said...

What a lovely sight to see all those butterflies, and everything else for that matter. Great post Eileen. Enjoy your day :)

Jill Harrison said...

Happy 9th anniversary of blogging Eileen. And thank you for sharing the beautiful nature and travels in your world over the last nine years. I've enjoyed visiting. Happy travels and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Eileen! What a gorgeous place that is.
It's not all that far from my home town, but I don't think I've ever been there. Maybe when very young.

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