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.