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Road Weary

Posted by on November 26, 2008

We got off to a much later start than I thought today.  I was planning on leaving by 9am but the hair dryer wasn’t complying with Robin’s wishes so it was almost 11 by the time we hit the road.  I decided that we would travel the National Road (route 40) into the mountains of Maryland, take Route 68 to Hancock and then drop down to Winchester via  522.  From there we would find route 15 all the way into North Carolina and then a short drive on Capitol Blvd. to Erin’s house.  This is a much more scenic route although it’s a bit more time.  We had traversed this route on motorcycles to Bike Week in Myrtle a couple of times and had a glorious ride.  The only thing I forgot is that there is no scenery after 4:30 pm.  It just gets too dark here too early.  So you can imagine after eight hours on the road and Robin sleeping most of the way, I was about to jump out of my skin.  The only problem being that I couldn’t jump at all… both legs fell asleep from lack of use by this time.  The one great thing about this trip was seeing fuel at $1.69 throughout most of Virginia.  I suppose you friends of mine see it cheaper in western parts of the country but out East here, that’s a fine price for now.  Finally rolled into Erin’s around 7:15 only to realize that we were all hungry. Pile back into the truck and hit the road again to find some sustenance.  A little bit of TV, some great conversations and laughter and then it was time to hit the sack.  Oh, how good the couch felt under my weary bones.  Till next time.

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