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DAY 18: NEW KINSINGTON, PA TO GALLIPOLIS, OH

We began our eighteenth day of travel in New Kinsington, PA a town in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Today we have a game: Find The Bee. One of the photos features a bee hidden in the photo. See if you can find it! We saw an interesting sign that holds two front ends of vintage VW Beetles put together in a Frankenstein fashion. Another example of a modified Beetle we have seen on our tour. We landed in Greensburg, PA and visited Sendell VW. There, we met an employee who showed his love for the Volkswagen brand and heritage with a very cool tattoo of a vintage T2 Van. There’s a nice natural background featuring a mountain and sunset and the classic VW vehicle. Granville, West Virginia would be our next pitstop. We stopped at Weimer VW where we spotted southwest style mariachi band statues playing instruments outside of a Mexican restaurant. We would like to thank Pioneer VW in Parkersburg, WV. They helped us with the 10,000 mile service for the I.D. 4. It’s very important to stay with the service intervals if you’re going to be on tour like us. We stayed around Parkersburg as we waited for the I.D. 4’s service. The town is known for the oil and even offers a nationally recognized multi-site museum that presents the intriguing history of the oil and gas industry. The outside is painted as if it were the past and it exhibits old oil machinery out front as well. We then stopped outside of the Blennerhassett hotel. It was a nice brick building with a vintage feel outside. Nearby we came across an extraordinarily long train. This train only comes three times a month, so people wait to take pictures of the train as it passes. We were lucky enough to be there this time. The train was traveling on the Parkersburg Bridge. A steel bridge completed in 1871 by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. At the time of its completion, the bridge was reportedly the longest in the world at 7,140 feet. Our new view of America as we head westward. Highways are now taking the place of the countryside roads we explored in the east. We entered West Virginia by way of the Ravenswood bridge. Under the bridge we visited a farmers market. The gentleman at Joe Holland VW in South Charleston kindly waited for us to arrive. He took a nice photo with us and the I.D. 4 in the sunset.

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