Learning About Vintage Technology in West Virginia

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When I arrived in West Virginia, I immediately broke out in a nervous sweat. Remember what I did last time I was here? I base jumped off a bridge! Now, I wasn’t feeling as adventurous as before. Instead, I decided to try and visit a few lesser known areas in the state with my Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters.

The very first stop on my journey in the Appalachian region was to the Museum of Radio and Technology. Even though I’m just a candy bar, I pride myself on staying in-the-know about all the latest in technology. I’ve learned my share about computers and was very excited to visit this museum. Located in Huntington, West Virginia, the museum has a number of different antique displays. What caught my eye were the vintage radios from the 1920’s and 30s. Other exhibits showcased computers, military communication displays, and television sets. As I made my way around the museum an elderly man came running at me. He looked excited. “Are you selling chocolate?” he asked. After I told him about AmeriCandy his face broke into a big smile. Before I knew it, he had purchased ten packages of the state’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters.

Although I had another place to visit, on my way I explored the area and found a particularly cool place called Camden Park. Also located in Huntington, this theme park has over thirty different rides. Before heading over to my next stop, I handed out Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters while waiting in line for the Kite Flyer. Once I had a few servings of cotton candy, I begrudgingly headed for the last stop in West Virginia: Jefferson Rock.

Inside Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is a really interesting rock formation called Jefferson Rock. Named after Thomas Jefferson, the rock once inspired him to say that the scene was worth a voyage across the Atlantic. Jefferson Rock jets out and is supported by different columns. It’s made of shale rock, layered on top of each other. I took some time to myself to just sit underneath it and relax. Hungry, I reached into my pocket and began nibbling on some Dark Chocolate Peanut Clusters. This wasn’t base jumping, but it was well worth the trip.