The Greenbrier River- Host to Many Float Trips and Fun

The River Campground In West Virginia Where You’ll Have An Unforgettable Tubing Adventure

The arrival of summer in The Mountain State brings with it a bevy of ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia. From a whole host of day trip possibilities to scenic drives and more, if you’re in West Virginia, you’re only a moment away from your next summer adventure.

And what better way to run away for the day than by hopping in an inner tube for a lazy coast down the Greenbrier River?
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We always say a day on the water is a day well spent!
You may also love the fact that a picturesque campground located right on the river will take care of all of the details of a tubing adventure you won’t soon forget.

If you’ve rafted down a West Virginia river, yet never floated lazily down one on your own inner tube, then you’re in for an unforgettable day of loafing in the sun.

Spend the night in one of the many campsites and then catch the campground’s shuttle to the launch spot up the river.

The shuttle from the campground is included with each tube rental, as is the return shuttle from the end point of the journey.

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Mouth watering good tacos! Right here in Lewisburg!

This Tiny Mexican Restaurant In West Virginia Serves More Than A Dozen Types Of Tacos

Taco Tuesday in The Mountain State is about to become Taco Any (and every) Day once you sample the huge variety of tacos at this tiny restaurant that’s hiding in plain sight. This unassuming, come-as-you-are eatery serves an impressive 14 different flavorful tacos – and you may not be totally satisfied until you’ve returned again and again to eat your way through the complete list.

Located in the heart of Lewisburg, Thunderbird Taco is open seasonally (April to October) for lunch and dinner six days a week.

Just look for the signature Thunderbird affixed to the terra cotta facade and if you see an open table through the window, grab it

Once inside, the colorful decor will delight you in the best way possible. The few unique boating-themed booths are a cozy surprise and may seem a bit familiar to some.

The 14 tacos on the menu afford ample opportunity to satisfy any craving with fillings like traditional beef, local shredded chicken, vegetables, and more.

Affordable prices make this foodie adventure even more inviting! For about $10, you can fill your belly with tacos galore. Or, turn any taco into a rice bowl for a small additional price.

Want more options? Thunderbird Taco also has outstanding burritos!
You can’t go wrong at Thunderbird Taco! (Unless you arrive in the off-season and find them closed.)
It’s located at 1058 E Washington St., Lewisburg, WV 24901. Google maps has a bit of an issue with the location, so add your starting point to this link to get you to the right spot! Thunderbird Tacos is open seasonally from April to October. The hours are Monday through Thursday, and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Learn more on their official Facebook page, where they regularly post updates!


Lewisburg offers so many great dining options! Thunderbird Taco is just across the road from our Washington St. Real Estate Office. Pay them a visit if you’re in town!

Contact us for any real estate needs!
304.645.2255
Greg Allman, Broker

Preparing Your Lawn for Spring: 5 Simple Steps

Jump-start your lawn resuscitation as soon as the ground defrosts, and you’ll avoid a muddy disaster zone later — not to mention ignite your neighbors’ envy.

Here’s how to prepare your lawn for spring:

#1 Assess the Mess

Case your property for thrown branches, dead leaves, and other debris. Clear it away so you’re able to do a general inspection of your soil, lawn, trees, shrubs, and garden structures. See what grass is coming back — or not. Get rid of broken tree limbs; call an arborist if they look dangerous. Now’s the time to take stock and make a plan.

#2 Rake and Wake Your Grass

Just as you like to hunker down on those dark winter days, so, too, do your grass and trees. “As soon as the snow fades, vigorously rake that grass to wake it up and begin to get it to grow”, says Walt Nelson, horticulture program leader for the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Monroe County, N.Y.

Rake out areas of thatch — dried, dead grass that can be thick and deep. If you don’t, thatch will keep oxygen and sunlight from other plants and grass. Check for fungus and mold growth. Don’t worry if you run across “snow mold” — a pinkish or gray web over matted blades of grass, or possibly just a slimy brown mess. Despite its name, it’s rarely serious. Gently rake it out and it will dry.

The grass may be a bit brown, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. There are two types of grasses. “Cool season grasses green up in early spring. Warm season grasses green up really slowly in spring,” Koski says.

#3 Weed Out Weeds

Finding a lot of crabgrass out there? It’s decision time. Will you avenge the scourge? If your crabgrass is out of control or you’re just hell-bent on getting rid of it, here’s what you need to know: Preventing crabgrass is all about timing. You want to nix the nasties before they start germinating. You need to use a pre-emergent crabgrass control before the soil temperature hits about 55 degrees and the crabgrass begins growing.

“But most people aren’t walking around with thermometers to measure their soil’s temperature,” Koski says. “Blooming forsythia is a good indicator you should put out your crabgrass preventer. That will be a different time in Michigan than in Virginia.”

You can choose a toxic or an organic preemergent such as corn gluten meal, but understand that with the organic, Nelson says, it will take two to three years of applications to be effective.

Oh, and if you’re eager to get seeding, note that you can’t put out grass seed until at least eight weeks have passed since you applied crabgrass control.

#4 Trim the Trees (and Shrubs!)

Move on to trees and shrubs as the world defrosts, but the garden is not yet growing. “Trim out the dead, and it’s off to the races on another growing season,” Nelson says. “You can do the shrubs on your own, but if you’re concerned about trees, hire a professional.”

The important thing about trimming is to “be careful about trimming growth,” Henriksen says. “You want new growth to get healthy enough to sustain itself in case of a second cold snap.” For flowering shrubs, wait until flowers bloom so you don’t cut off limbs that will be producing flowers or fruit.

#5 Don’t Forget the Mower and What-Nots

Winter is hard on other garden elements. Make sure your irrigation system works properly, and checking to see if there’s damage to any outdoor lighting. Fix broken or damaged patio furniture and any wooden structures. Even clean off and refresh your deck once it’s warm enough that power-washing won’t create a deck ice rink.

Don’t forget to tune up the lawn mower and string trimmer. Clean, sharpen, and oil your pruning shears so they’ll be ready when the temperatures start to rise.

Prepping the yard won’t be just a single weekend event, but if you get the heavy lifting out of the way early, it won’t be long before you’re leaving your socks and boots behind, and feeling the warm, soft grass between your toes.

Article adapted from Stacey Freed of House Logic


Spring has sprung in the Greenbrier Valley and it’s beautiful. Blooming trees, spring flowers popping up and showing their bright faces! It’s a great season, and a great season for real estate. If you’re looking for a dedicated team to help you with any real estate needs, we’re that team! Give us a call 304-645-2255 Greenbrier Real Estate Service

Chocolate Festival THIS WEEKEND! Will you be joining the many others that attend this festival yearly? If so, be sure to stop by and grab a chocolate house from our office on Washington Street!

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