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Open for business

Sometimes I wish I lived here.  Harpers Ferry, WV
It is beautiful, with the trees, rivers, rocks, mountains.   Years ago, John Denver endeared it to me with his song….  Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River… 
So I was surprised to discover that lyrics from “Country Roads” did not make it on the official state motto.  Someday I’ll take a picture and document it as true, but for now you’ll have to trust me!  Just imagine driving down a country highway, with trees shading the road, and seeing the sign:  
“Welcome to West Virginia:  Open for Business!” 

What were they thinking?!? 

Things that make you go “hmmmmm…”

I ain’t never seen a hearse with a luggage rack.

I was listening to country music on my drive through the countryside (can you see a common theme here?) and this caught my attention.  Since we clearly can’t take it all with us when we die, what are we doing with our time while we are living? 

I promptly got myself lost on some unmarked roads.  (Okay, okay, I’ll admit there were signs with numbers, but the numbers meant little to me.)  I didn’t see any hearses; in fact, I saw very few other vehicles at all. 

Eventually I made it home, but now I have a new question:  do I need a GPS?