Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Of Castles & Minerals

We're the people who will take the exit that says, "George Washington's Bathtub this way" simply because... well... George Washington's bathtub!!
After speeding through rusted-out car villages, scared that the Dukes of Hazard were going to chase us with their stars and bars waving proudly, we were quite surprised to land in Berkley Springs, West Virginia.  Along with the Normand-style castle here, the pagans and free birds have nested, next to a bubbling spring, said to heal people for generations.
   
While still a surveyor, a young George Washington took his ailing brother to the springs long revered by the First Nation.  This "bathtub" is said to be the same one, or like the one he bathed in. 
The New Age Esoteric shops and hot spots sidle up next to an old gas station which boasts that they sell, "Hot Dogs Here". 

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