On this day, I set out to visit two West Virginia State Parks that I’d never visited before. Both were in easy driving distance of Grafton, West Virginia, my hometown. I first made my way to Audra State Park and the using trusted Google Maps, I set off to find Watters Smith Memorial State Park.
While I was in the mood for a bit of adventure, Google provided a bit more adventure than I was looking for, sending me off onto a single lane gravel road about 12 miles from the entrance to the park. I would have bet money against it, but Apple Maps would have been the better choice. Seems Apple knows West Virginia better than Google does.
I’m glad I found it. And a bonus? I was the only person on the grounds. Not just the only visitor, the only human being. There was no staff either. When you’re there to shoot photos, this is a bonus. I’ll call it my reward for getting lost.
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