From The Huntington Herald Dispatch

Dave Trippin’: Moundsville, WV

by Dave Lavender
The Herald-Dispatch
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, it’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 there’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 Virginia’s mid-section), we just couldn’t pass up a chance to stay all night on the grounds of Prabhupada’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 Mozier’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 America’s smallest chapel and largest teapot, the Palace of Gold is a true transcendental experience and the cheapest Indian vacation you’ll ever enjoy. It’s located about 12 windy miles south of I-70 near Wheeling…

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