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English: German Street, Shepherdstown, West Vi...

English: German Street, Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We moved to Shepherdstown, West Virginia in 2004. Long before buying a new home in this small hamlet at the Eastern tip of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, my wife and I had already spent several years weekend’s visiting the region as a means to get a way from the hustle and bustle of Montgomery County, Maryland.

English: Shepherdstown Bridge over the Potomac...

English: Shepherdstown Bridge over the Potomac River in Shepherdstown, WV. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was a regular commuter on the MARC Brunswick Line when I lived in Gaithersburg, Maryland and imagined that increasing my commute by another hour would actually allow me enough time to actually relax on the train between home and work every day. It also guaranteed me a seat on the train by getting on in West Virginia. I found it very difficult to rest on a short 40-minute commute to Washington DC.

Since arriving in Shepherdstown, a city older than our country and a location famous for its role in the Civil WarSteam Locomotives, the oldest train station in America, nearby Antietam Battlefield, where the Shenandoah River feeds into the Potomac Rivers, the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, and famous Appalaichian Trail,  I have learned much about Shepherdstown, the State of West Virginia and many other quirks about the region.

The posts on this blog are always tied into the region either directly from events taking place here to potential weather fronts heading in our direction. On occassion I also post things that in someway or another have an impact on Shepherdstown or areas within driving range.

Please comment when you can and feel free to add posts if you feel inclined.

Thanks for reading

Steven Douglas, a.k.a. The Clear Thinker (twitter)

Shepherdstown, WV 25443 (God’s Country)

English: McMurran Hall, Shepherdstown, West Vi...

English: McMurran Hall, Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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