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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?."
... man what a Hokie was and he explained that it was an old saying, but is now a word for a turkey.
The game began with the University of Virginia marching band on the field and the team led out by a cavalier on a galloping horse and the cheerleaders all to the strains of the college fight song. All very colourful.
(Editor: the brass band was a hoot! The musicians surprisingly look quite normal! ...
... freakin out!
We dropped that idea and went to the Nelson 151 wine/beer trail which was very successful - 7 wineries and 3 breweries. They were all very fancy and the wines are super dry - just the way I like them! The breweries have beer, which is all Michael cares about. The ones we visited were: Afton Mountain Vineyards, Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Blue ...
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