As first days tend to be, this was our day to cover a lot of distance without a lot of stops. We drove ever northward through the day, stopping for lunch at a very uninspiring Bob Evans in Wytheville VA and for dinner at a slightly more inspiring Big Boy in Maysville KY.
Highlights for the day included lots of fall color, a nuclear power plant outside Charleston WV, and Maysville KY itself, a surprisingly cute Ohio River town we imagined our mothers would both like very much. We also stumbled onto some really cool radio station in Cincinnati that played everything from Big Band to 1930s jazz to pop standards.
Cincinnati itself looked worthy of exploration as well.