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The Inside Story . . .
It had been raining during the bus ride but it slowed down enough so that retirees could sit outside and enjoy the river cruise and the entertainment. And it stopped just in time for the fireworks.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Fire on the Water
Get ready for the BOOM! Retirees traveled by bus to Pittsburgh for fireworks on the fourth. They had an excellent dinner aboard the Gateway Clipper. (Don’t you just want to take a sip of that drink?)
The Pittsburgh fireworks are always excellent but fireworks on the water are amazing. The fireworks lit up the Pittsburgh skyline and were reflected on the water. Oohs and aahs all around. Worth the trip!
June 16, 2016
Flight 93 National Memorial
The Flight 93 National Memorial site is exactly what it says – a memorial. The Visitor Center has displays that depict all that was going on in New York, Washington, and Shanksville on September 11. But once you enter the grounds, it is quiet, solemn, and respectful. It is the final resting place of the passengers and crew.
Despite the rain, we had a very nice trip. We visited the Visitor Center Complex, the Memorial Plaza at the crash site, and walked through the Memorial Groves. Each time we stopped, the rain stopped too – until the very end.
We had lunch at the Oak Hurst Tea Room and then went on to the Quecreek Mine Rescue Site. You can see the actual shaft under the square cover in the photo – tiny, tiny, tiny!
In the end, we traveled back to Morgantown in a powerful thunderstorm with tornado warnings all around. We did stop for a while until the warning in our area was lifted. Our driver did an excellent job and, by the time we got to Morgantown, the tornado warning was lifted there too and the rain stopped for us again. Somebody on our bus is living right!!
Wednesday, June 15, 2017
Backpack Feeding Program
Volunteers gathered once more to fill food bags for school children. This time it was for giveaways at events over the summer. We packed until the boxes of mac & cheese were gone. Thanks, team!
Friday, June 3, 2016
WVURA Book Club
The Book Club held its June meeting and discussed Pops: A life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout. New members are welcome at any meeting. For details, see Book Club.
May 18, 2016
Backpack Feeding Program
Last day of packing for backpacks! We packed the food bags with weekend meals for school children. We pack from September through May so have fun this summer and we’ll start up again in the fall. For more information on this volunteer opportunity, see the Backpack Feeding Program. For other chances to volunteer, see Volunteer Opportunities.
We had a very nice turnout for the campus tour even though it was a rainy day. VP Narvel Weese guided us to the Law Center, two new residence halls – University Place and University Park, and Evansdale Crossing where he treated us to lunch at Octane on the fifth floor. Lunch was a sampling from the different restaurants that are in the building. It was a very nice lunch and a beautiful view.
After lunch we toured the Art Museum. Staff opened on a Monday for us and docents were available to tell us about the different collections.