Monday, June 29, 2015

Storytelling Road Trip: On the Way to Philippi


I loved telling stories in this small but vibrant library that is under the guidance of a young new director. We left New Cumberland reluctantly; I seldom get this far north in West Virginia and there was much more to see, like the Homer Laughlin china factory where Fiesta dinnerware is made. But it was getting late and we needed to make tracks for our motel in central West Virginia so we'd be close to the next day's performance site at the Philippi, WV library, as part of their ARTZ Festival.

The drive took us through a corner of Pennsylvania, fairly close to Pittsburgh. Here's a rough sketch of this day's journey:



Such contrasts: from driving literally right through industrial plants in Weirton, on West Virginia Route 2,



to the rolling, serene hills of rural Pennsylvania:





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