Grandview State Park located in southern West Virginia provides all kinds of different recreation activities and breathtaking views of the natural habitat of West Virginia. You can visit the park off of I-77 close to Beaver, West Virginia in Raleigh County. The National Park Service acquired the park from the state in 1990.
Left Side Hitters, Middle Hitters, and Right Side Hitters work as offense and defense. They are strong hitters that get the ball from the setter, but also play and important role in protecting their own court.
Cons: They are lighter and this will cause them to move around with the wind. It is harder to see if close balls are in or out with the thin line. They do not look as good as the wider web lines.
A great craft activity is making egg carton ants. Cut an egg carton where there is three cups attached to each other. Have your students tape pipe cleaners to the egg carton for legs. You can glue on googly eyes as well. Your students can then decorate their own ant with makers or construction paper.
Alton Sports Tap; Alton. The Tap has a large following of sport participants. Family friendly, the Tap has a large meeting/party room and an outdoor sand volleyball positions. Both are busy all the time. They have great food and flat screen televisions dedicated to sports of all types. The Tap has plenty of parking in the front. They open for lunch each day at 11 am and the grill closes at 10 pm. The bar closes at 2 am each day.
Big Muddy Pub; Alton. Big Muddy is located on West Broadway. It overlooks the Mississippi River. Their main cuisine is Burgers and American. Their average drink is right at $4. During pleasant weather, you can easily view tugs going up and down the river. Parking is limited to the front street. They open for lunch at 11 am and close at 2 am, when the bar closes.
We arrived at Summer Fun Water Park just a few minutes after it opened. The day was fairly cloudy, with a 40% chance of rain. So it’s likely that some people stayed away on the day of my visit because of the weather. However, we didn’t have to wait at all to get in. Because we traveled in a group, one person in our group was assigned to get our wrist bands. Often when we’ve gone to smaller water parks like Rockin’ River or Veterans Memorial Pool, we’ve had to wait in lines to get in, so this was a nice change of pace. We also easily found a group of tables together in a shaded area overlooking the main swimming pool.
Quail Creek is served by the Austin Independent School District, which has several schools in the area. Children can choose from several schools including Woodridge Elementary School, Cook Elementary School, Burnet Middle School, Lanier High School, Anderson High School, and McCallum High School. There are also a few private schools nearby including House Sparrows Academy, St. Louis School, St. Francis School, Holy Ward Lutheran School, and Brentwood Christian School.