25 positives about the end of the world
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- We're in the final stretch of our time on Earth, with the Mayan Apocalypse coming Friday and all. We don't know if our doom will come when the clock strikes midnight or as it counts down to 11:59 p.m., but why chance it and wait until the end? Get out there today and enjoy all that the area has to offer before it's too late.
Visit the Clay Center
If you've never been, this should be at the top of your list, and if you have been, you can go back and enjoy your favorite things one final time.
Have some hands-on educational fun in the Avampato Discovery Museum and the Mylan Explore-atory or watch a planetarium show or the giant screen film, "Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure," in the ElectricSky Theater.
And don't forget the art gallery! The new exhibit, "American Quilts in the Modern Age: 1870-1940," opens Friday, so in case we make it past midnight, you can head back to see that. In the meantime, the annual holiday exhibit, "Traditions: A Celebration of Heritage," is still up, and you can view selections from the "WV Contemporary Quilt Invitational."
You can enjoy all the museum has to offer until 7 p.m. Thursday (for just $4.50 from 5-7 p.m.), then see the Broadway in Charleston production of "Shrek the Musical" at 7:30 p.m., so you can experience the elegance of the Maier Foundation Performance Hall.
Pig out at local restaurants
Since you'll no longer have to worry about your weight or cholesterol, indulge in some of West Virginia's finest, if not necessarily healthiest, foods for your last meals.
At the top of your list, of course, should be Tudor's Biscuit World. You can't go to your demise without chowing down on one last Duke or Rocket (our favorites) or stuffing yourself with The Big Tator or a Super Breakfast.
If we're still alive come lunch and dinner time, stop by Adelphia for some fried feta, The Cold Spot for its popular wings or Thelma Fay's for its signature sandwich, The Monster. Grab a pizza like the Thai Pie with shrimp and toasted coconut or the White Pie with four different kinds of cheese from Pies & Pints or order your own Chinese buffet from Main Kwong.
To top everything off, satisfy your sweet tooth with any number of delicious pastries from Spring Hill Bakery, tasty truffles from Holls Chocolates or yummy homemade ice cream from Ellen's.