Put a New Yorker in the coal mines of West Virginia! I know it is on our list of must read. We visited the annual October Sky Festival or the Rocket Boys Reunion as it is know up there in Coalwood West Virginia.
For those that aren't familiar with this event, it is an annual reunion of folks from Coalwood , the folks from the movie October Sky, and the actual Rocket Boys themselves.
Our visit includes segments of Homer Hickam signing autographs, Homer is the best selling Author of The Rocket Boys, later made into a movie by Joe Johnson called October Sky (the one with Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern)
also Scott Miles, who played Homer's (Jake's) older brother in the movie
there were also NASA astronauts, Virginia Tech Students, children with rockets from all over and the townsfolk as well.