Dave Trippin’: Moundsville, WV
by Dave Lavender
January 20, 2007
NEW VRINDABAN, W.Va. – As a couple that spent part of their honeymoon aboard the Alexander Henry, a retired ice cutter in Kingston, Ontario, itâ€™s safe to say the Lavender crew always has an eye out for someplace besides Motel 6 that will leave the light on for us.
Not that thereâ€™s anything wrong with Motel 6, as Seinfeld would have said.
When a recent road trip caught us panhandling (rolling through one of those crazy chicken finger-like land masses attached to West Virginiaâ€™s mid-section), we just couldnâ€™t pass up a chance to stay all night on the grounds of Prabhupadaâ€™s Palace of Gold.
We heard about the Palace of Gold about five years ago when my wife, Toril, picked up a copy of Jeanne Mozierâ€™s must-have “Way Out in West Virginia” travel book at the Cathedral Cafe in Fayetteville.
Tossed on our “to-see” list of places in West Virginia that includes Americaâ€™s smallest chapel and largest teapot, the Palace of Gold is a true transcendental experience and the cheapest Indian vacation youâ€™ll ever enjoy. Itâ€™s located about 12 windy miles south of I-70 near Wheeling…