Random (but not really)

Monday, March 1, 2021

Broken Bottles

We’re getting our deck replaced.

Finally.

But that’s not really what this post is about.

When they tore off the old deck, they exposed the (pretty damaged) original house steps. And I noticed something bizarre: what looked like broken bottles embedded in the bottom step of each set of stairs.

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Front door

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Kitchen door

Upon closer inspection, they really do look like broken bottles.

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That almost looks like a Pepsi logo to me.

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And this one has writing.

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This is the same picture in mirror image.

The lower part of the text there looks to be “BOTTLE OF MORGANTOWN” but I could be wrong.

So, why on earth were there bottles embedded into the cement stairs? Since there is no cement in the bottle, I am guessing the bottle was broken after the cement was poured. It’s a 1930s house, so is this some weird Great Depression thing?

This house just has so many surprises.

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Categories: House & Garden,Photos  

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Snowshoeing: Blackwater Falls

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Categories: Photos,State Park / Forest,West Virginia  

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Snowshoeing: Coopers Rock

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Categories: Photos  

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Hiking WV: Blackwater Falls

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And one picture from Canaan Valley

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Categories: Photos,State Park / Forest,West Virginia  

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Hiking WV: Otter Creek

“I don’t know where I want to go or even if I feel up to hiking.”
“Me either”
“So let’s just get in the car and see where we end up.

We ended up at Otter Creek!

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Written by Michelle at 11:52 am      Comments (0)  Permalink
Categories: Hiking,National Park / Forest,Photos,West Virginia  

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year!

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Traveling WV: Coopers Rock & Valley Falls

I’d actually wanted to hike yesterday, but forgot there is always more snow at Coopers Rock than there is in Morgantown, so I didn’t think to grab snowshoes (in my defense, we haven’t been able to use them since we bought them).

We walked around for awhile, but walking through the deep snow ended up making my foot ache, so we left without a nice long hike, and went for a scenic drive instead, stopping at Valley Falls.

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We did walk completely around the reservoir.

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Valley Falls we just wandered around and avoided the three other small groups who were there (on group was a HS senior photo shoot, which: good for her!

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Categories: Hiking,Photos,State Park / Forest,West Virginia  
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