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WORTH
A CLICK

JOE TENNIS

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journey in Virginia, see
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Tennis

ABOVE: The Salt Cave is a therapeutic getaway in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

JOE TENNIS

LEFT: Legend has it the gravestone of Octavia Hatcher in Pikeville, Kentucky, sometimes moves.

In between, I pick up tips on a great fall
leaf tour: Drive U.S. 219 north from Lewisburg to Marlinton.
"You get everything in different stages,
where it's yellow, and some is orange, and
some is that dark burgundy color," says
Steve Silverberg, owner of Lost World Caverns. "And then you have that green grass
that's still there; I just think it's beautiful."
That same route is also a favorite for
Valerie Colella, the tasting room manager
at Smooth Ambler Spirits, a distillery at
Maxwelton (304-497-3123).
"It's a great route to just drive," says
Colella. "There are motorcycle tours that
come through all the time, because it's
so beautiful."
Many make stops at the distillery,

When her body was exhumed, it was
found that she had appeared to have
been trying to claw out of her coffin!
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where you can take a taste of bourbon.
"And we have a very unique aging
profile, being a part of the Appalachian
mountain chain," says Colella.
"The Greenbrier Valley, itself, sits
about 2,200 feet above sea level, which
ends up giving you that aging profile. So
we're a little bit cooler, which is great. But
part of the reason why it was so desirable
to make whiskey here is because we do get
hot and cold swings, and that really helps
drive bourbon in and out of oak."
In downtown Lewisburg, I dine on
mussels at the Stardust Café (304-6673663). I slumber in an apartment-style loft
called The Escape (304-667-2213). Then I
pick up a breakfast bagel with salmon-
it's called "The Hipster"-at Corn + Flour
(681-318-3603) on North Court Street.
All along, I cannot stop wondering
about the only court case in West Virginia
history that relied on the testimony of a
ghost. That's the Lewisburg-area story of
Zona Shue, who died in 1897 at the hands
of her husband, Edward Shue. Only, nobody quite knew that-until Zona appeared as a ghost when her mother was
dreaming.
"They dug her up on her mother's


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