This past week some other interns at my office and I traveled to West Virginia and Virginia with our boss to visit some of the rural towns we work with. It was a very interesting experience to say the least. Monday night we were lucky enough to stay at a lodge called The Breaks. A short walk away from our rooms was what is called “The Grand Canyon of the South.”
It was one of the prettiest views that I have seen in a while. Tuesday and Wednesday night we were not as lucky. We stayed at a place referred to as the MOC (Mullins Opportunity Center). It is a former elementary school that is now a community center. At the MOC we had Red Cross cots to sleep on and the showers were in former janitors' closets. To make matters worse, our boss told us we didn’t need anything, so none of us had blankets, pillows, or even towels! I am not a girly girl, and I did live in a tent for two summers, but showering in janitors closets is not something I want to do! At least the mountains around the MOC made for very pretty morning runs.
One afternoon in West Virginia we visited the largest arch bridge in the Western hemisphere, the New River Gorge Bridge.
Driving across it was nothing special, but going underneath the bridge was a very cool experience!
Traveling this past week to the communities we work with made me so grateful for my family and all they do for me!