Asa Cline House Bed and Breakfast
Yellow Spring, WV
September 20-22nd, 2013
The Red Chair was welcomed with wide open arms from the innkeepers John and Merrie of the Asa Cline House Bed and Breakfast this past September. Red was so excited to visit and meet the two white chairs of the property. All three enjoyed a fabulous day sitting outside with a glass of wine gabbing about the rich history of the town Yellow Springs and also of the Potomac Highlands. John and Merrie had a full schedule for the Red Chair's stay including a visit to a local brewery called the Lost River Brewing Company in nearby Wardensville, WV. We don't know how the Red Chair does it but Red convinced the bartender to let it have a quick dance on the bar, too bad we didn't get any video to share! Yet even taking it event further, Red sweet talked its way into the brewmeister's position in the micro brewery. The next day held a visit to the Capon Crossings Farm where Red took a few stunning pictures with the scarecrow and one of the farms horses before moving onto touring the barn. Capon Crossings Farm is known for providing locally grown vegetables and beef. Next it was onto checking out Bluegrass in the Barn where Bud's Collective entertains on weekends. And for Red's last stop the Innkeepers took the Red Chair to see the state's oldest extant metal truss, Whipple-Murphy Truss. This 17' wide by 176' long bridge was erected in 1874 and is one of only a few of its type in West Virginia. It sure it getting to feel like fall and Red is getting excited for Halloween!
Thomas Shepherd Inn
September 17-19th, 2013
Crossing off another state from its bucket list, the Red Chair crossed the border from Maryland to Shepherdstown, WV. The Red Chair was so excited to stay at the Thomas Shepherd Inn and meet the Innkeepers Jeanne and Jim. After sitting a spell on the back porch of the Inn overlooking fall garden bloom, Red was ready to explore. First Red was taken to the Potomac River where it was surprised with a scenic kayaking tour! After kayaking the Red Chair was taken all around Shepherdstown to check out the many different restaurants, shopping venues, and historical buildings. Along the way to the Contemporary American Theater Festival, Innkeeper Jeanne pointed out that Shepherdstown, WV is home to many art and theatrical groups, creating a very active and exciting night life scene, and a plethora of activities for all ages. Red also visited Shepherd University, the Marinoff Theater, and the Shepherdstown Town Hall. It was such a great time and the Red Chair really enjoyed learning the history of one of the oldest towns in the state.
Select pictures by Photographer Judy Olsen.