Almost Heaven in West Virginia October 21st 2008 I spent most of the next day in the Land of Canaan.
It’s a high mountain plateau surrounded by mountains, the highest east of the Mississippi.
It’s also known as the Canaan Valley.
The unusual name comes from the earliest white settlers, who thought the area was so beautiful it reminded them of the Land of Milk and Honey from the B ... read more
North America » United States » West Virginia » Davis Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
When I travel, I love the great outdoors, modern art, historical sites, good food, classic roadside attractions, and long drives in a convertible. Preferably all at once. The nickname is a tribute to a wise traveller in the Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, who proved that all you really need to cross the galaxy (and beyond) is a towel.
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