And yes, I'm from WV. Though my immediate family (and I) have moved around a lot, WV is home. It's where I started elementary school, and then eventually went to high school. (all the years in between were in other states) My parent's families are from WV for as far back as we can trace. And of course that's where I worked on my rivers for a decade.
Snowshoe is where I started my Ski Patrol career. It's less than an hour from my parent's place and where I went to high school. I know a couple folks with condos up there that I'm goinig to be using in... get this.. August when I'm up there for a high school reunion.And yeah, god bless WVA tourism. Snowshoe is by far the best snowboarding in the immediete Virginia area (though sadly been a few years since I've been). And with Charlestown opening up the Hollywood Casino we get a nice place to go for a weekend of gambling without having to deal with the obnoxious Jersey Turnpike.
Heading there for my bachelor party in August actually
Yep. I know its a tangent but its why I love Virginia. Beach within a short time away. Snowboarding within a short time away. Beautiful mountains within a short time away. Historic places within a short time away. Wonderful forests within a short time away. Amusement parks within a short time away. Big lakes within a short time away. You've got a little bit of everything.
My fiance is dieing to get out of the state but I think its cause she's lived on the border of, and now in, Northern Virginia her whole life. I would love to get back down to Roanoke, or Charlottesville really. You got a decent sized city for that metropolitan feel while at the same time being spitting distance to the country.
Bad Zyph, stop derailing, robert byrd, robert byrd. lol
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right: Senator Byrd is Ill; A Note on West Virginia's Vacancy LawsByrd's current term expires on January 3, 2013. Under West Virginia state law on handling Senate vacancies, "if the vacancy occurs less than two years and six months before the end of the term, the Governor appoints someone to fill the unexpired term and there is no election". Otherwise, Manchin would appoint an interim replacement, and an special election would be held in November to determine who held the seat in 2011 and 2012.
I can't say I remember much about Byrd, other than thinking he was pretty much like Strom Thurmond in some of his racial attitudes.
(not trying to derail thread, but thats the only thing I remember)
"I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."
--Albert Einstein, 1929