Pocahontas, Virginia

Saturday & Sunday, August 25 & 26

Wow! We had an exciting camping trip to Pocahontas, Virginia on August 25 & 26.  We definitely packed a lot into one trip.
 
While we are there we took a commercial tour through a real coal mine.  The Pocahontas Mine is one of the largest in the world covering over 30 square miles underground and includes a spectacular 13 ft tall coal seam.  Several tunnels have been preserved as an educational exhibit.  We had a very knowledgeable guide with over 40 years experience.
 
Not only did we go through the mine, we visited the Coal Heritage Museum and Gift Shop, the current Pocahontas Fire Department and the historical fire department.  We took a guided tour through a Catholic church built in 1896, an abandoned Opera House, the former Court House and Jail, and much much more.  We were visited by the Tazwell County Sheriffs Office who answered all of our questions and gave us some cool demonstrations.  We had loads of fun getting each other wet in the dunking booth that the Fire Department brought to us.  We also played music on stage with Johnathan Gibson, the Mayor of Pocahontas.
 
Sunday morning we hiked through town to a beautiful rock church for a morning devotion before we headed back to Bristol.  Check out some of our photos:

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Many thanks to the great people of Pocahontas, Virginia.  You really rolled out the red carpet for us and we really appreciate  it.

http://pocahontasva.org/museum.html

 
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