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Late start. We are still learning a routine. Foggy and cool but Tori still went for a swim. Breakfast became lunch and we made a quick trip to the store and for gas. We are going to chain restaurants but not the kind with drive-thrus. The day became progressively warmer, topping out at ...
Our first day on the road. Tori wants to stay on interstates and close to big cities. It is a challenge to my usual driving style. We did manage to get through both Baltimore and Washington DC with only a minor tie-up. Stopped and ate at chain restaurants. Not my usual style but this is Tori's trip. Our next destination is Arlington, Texas. Tori has a friend there.
... she already knew).
Around midnight I heard lots of yelling and exclamations. Shortly thereafter,Betsy walked in with the cash spilling out of her pocket. She was the big winner! The wives of the men, who I met the next weekend at a joint family camping trip, were all thrilled to have a woman beat their husbands. Several of them said, "you know, our husbands are really competitive." I just smiled and said, "you haven't met Betsy, have you?."
... over eighty people and snaked around the aisles for 50 metres or more. Well, this was too much for a white girl from Ben Lomond, so we decided to have lunch at Peck's BBQ whose phone number is 886-HOGS. We each had a plate of barbecue pork, hot chips, cole slaw and hush puppies (Cornmeal batter mixed with onion and spices, rolled into balls and deep fried.) Well, Bubba, it don't get much better than this!
I was interested ...
... still locked! The owners let us in and said they forgot to unlock the door and that we were the first ones to visit today. Ended up being a good winery though.
We took a spin up to Ash Lawn, which is the home of James Monroe. Didn't take the tour, only took pictures. James Madison lived somewhere around here too, but we didn't see his home. Apparently the 2 James' ...
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