Friday, February 19, 2016

Scenes from trip to Highland County, Virginia (2.17.16)

Last Wednesday morning (2.17.16) I drove over to Highland County, Virginia to take a look at the OPC's Machen Retreat Center where we will be hosting our upcoming Virginia Reformed Baptist Youth and Young Adult Conference May 20-21.  This was my first time to visit this beautiful part of the Virginia and I was impressed with the snowy mountain views, history, and quirky sites of the area. Here are a few pics I took on the journey:

Images:  Entrance to the Machen Center at corner of Bull Pasture River Rd. and Job's Hill Rd.

Image:  Main building at the Machen center.

Image:  Picture of J. Gresham Machen on the wall in the dining room in the main building.

Image:  One of the cabins.

Image;  Snow covered stream at Machen.

Image:  The striking Clover Creek Presbyterian Church meeting house on Bull Pasture River Road.

Image:  More views of Clover Creek.

Image:  Historical marker. 

Image:  Interior view of the church.  Nice simple, Reformed worship space.

Image:  Historical Marker for Fort George.

Image:  Historical marker for Civil War Battle of McDowell, Virginia.

Image:  Headwaters Presbyterian Church building off Rt. 250.

Image:  A working phone booth (!) near an open field and across from the Miller's Store in the Headwaters community.

Image:  The Confederate Breastworks on the line between Highland and Augusta Counties.

Image:  Path along the Confederate Breastworks.

Image;  I had to pull over and take a picture of this roadside shrine off Rt. 250 in western Augusta County.  Still trying to figure our what it means exactly.


Mad Jack said...

I'm not entirely sure what it means, either. However, being '420 friendly' means that the author approves of taking recreational drugs, such as pot.

Phil Brown said...

That explains the rest of the message then!