The pictures here were taken from atop Fort Boreman, a Civil War fort overlooking the city of Parkersburg. The view of the city and the river that runs through it was excellent, and the cannons weren't guarded by no-touching signs (which is always a plus!). I took some pictures of my friend and her now-husband and very much enjoyed a nice spring day at this historic site.
I also enjoyed trying my first pepperoni roll--I sampled three different varieties during my week. One was from the college in Philippi, one was from a little bakery along a quaint one-way street in Clarksburg (one of the first bakeries to begin making the tasty treats), and the last was a highly-recommended--and very greasy--one from a gas station in Parkersburg. The pepperoni roll is a snack made from a soft bread roll. It's baked with pepperoni and usually cheese in the middle, and the juices from the baking pepperoni do some good things for the little snack. They were first made as an easy lunch for coal miners, and are almost exclusively found in West Virginia.
Which is unfortunate, because I enjoyed all three pepperoni rolls, and have been craving one, just a little, ever since I left.