Statistics paint one picture of the state, but it's not the place I encountered
You are very correct. WV is very complicated. I moved here for a short stint 24 years ago and stayed.
Let us know when you are heading back, we will put some more great places on your itinerary.
This morning at Canaan National Wildlife Refuge the birding was pretty good with some phoebes, peewees, a bobolink, and some crazy warblers. We didn’t see the green herons from a couple weeks ago. High today here is expected to be in the low 70s with a heat index of about the same.
We will head back home today to Shepherdstown, briefly considered for Capital of the US due to the presence of Washington family farms nearby. Come see where that Shenandoah meets the Potomac - the only brief location where that Shenandoah touches WV and see some Harpers Ferry.
We are ready when you are.
There are complicated issues here - and - there is a lot going on.