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I'm a 37 year-old guy from Huntington, WV.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

10 Favorite Palces in the Huntington, WV Area

1. Ritter Park Rose Garden - This little plot of Nirvana belongs in a much larger and affluent city but, alas, it is all ours.

2. Pullman Square - I was certain that it would fail. I love being wrong about that one.

3. Marshall University - The memories are too thick not to get a smile every time that I walk across campus.

4. Walking path between Ritter Park and Harveytown Road - Flat & serene. Just beware of a-hole bikers and runners who think they pwn it.

5. Ritter Park - Whenever you see an arbitrary social science-y rating of cities, you can tell how much weight Ritter Park is given in the evaluation based on whether Hton's results are "post-industrial shithole" or "lots of open green spaces."

6. Julian's Market - I can't afford to shop there for day-to-day items, but this is the go-to place to get meat and specialty items that WalMart and Kroger have never even heard of.

7. Keith-Albeee Theatre - Nothing beat seeing a good movie in this old palace. I hope that it can be maintained for eternity.

8. South Side - A great place to take a walk.

9. Hillbilly Hot Dogs - Not the best hot dogs in Cabell County, but the most fun place to take the kids.

10. Virginia Point Park - The goegraphy nerd in me hearts that I can see three states from the NW corner of the park.

Hon Mention: Guyandotte boat launch (under East End Bridge), Harris River Front Park, Jim's Steak & Spaghetti, M & M Dairy Bell

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5 Comments:

Blogger ohio981 said...

I'm glad you mentioned Virginia Point Park and the Guyandotte boat ramp. Both are great places for river fans like me to watch the water and the boats go by. The Guyandotte ramp, under the East End bridge, is one of my favorite small places in this whole area. One of my blog contacts says he used to go to the spot under the bridge to wait on boats. It's a great place that few of us seem to know about.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009  
Blogger Damon said...

No rotary park? You can see the whole town from the fire tower. Disc golf, hiking trails... You can get a good workout just walking the place since its all located on a hill. Great for the mountain bike too.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009  
Blogger Buzzardbilly said...

I still haven't come out of mourning the loss of Calamity Cafe. It's more than I can bear. No Pecos River Pinwheels anymore. No Steak Fajita Ceaser Salad anymore.

No wonder I need meds. Hillbilly Hot Dogs rocks anywhere. It's just good dogs.

I miss International Cafe on 4th too. Best tabooli ever. Gone.

Thursday, August 06, 2009  
Blogger Chris James said...

ohio981: No one being there is probably why I like the Guyandotte ramp so much. I can just chill by the river in peace.

Damon: 1) I'm not a big fan of disc golf or parks that seem like a good place for a serial killer to chase me with a knife. 2) I plain ol' forgot about it. Thanks for ruining arbitrary lists on the internet. Next you are going to tell me that the women in internet porn aren't really that into it and that Wikipedia is only semi-reliable.

BB: @ Calamity, I liked the half-pound burgers w/ bacon, jalapenos, and and homemade bbq sauce. I wish they'd bottle it.

Thursday, August 06, 2009  
Blogger Damon said...

Ruin, or make better?

Friday, August 07, 2009  

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