Day 10: Arlington, VA
Trip Start Jul 21, 2010
22Trip End Jul 29, 2010
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Around 11:00am, we were ready for lunch (having had only sweets for breakfast). Mom's intuitive knowledge of the interstate came in handy again when we turned off the road in St. Clairsville, OH and found Mehlman's Cafeteria. This quaint cafeteria-style restaurant features comfort foods, cooked up "like Grandma made" (according to the woman in line in front of us who raved about the place, and also pointed out the cute guy serving food behind the counter). We ate a delicious lunch in record time and were back out on the blacktop.
Again, with few stop other than gas and the bathroom, we made record time. We entered West Virginia at 12:18pm (continuing our trend of entering states around noon or midnight), and dodged some minor traffic around Morgantown. With a constant eye on the map, GPS, and google traffic on my iPhone, Mom led us expertly along the perfect combination of highway and back roads. We entered Pennsylvania at 12:30pm, ducked briefly back into WV for a bit, and then reached Maryland at 2:40pm, and finally were in Virginia by 6:06pm.
At this point, we were ungry and tired so we called ahead our dinner order to The Cheesecake Factory and swung by to pick it up before arriving at my apartment in Arlington. It was good to be home, if not for long. Tomorrow Mom is sticking around to help my roommate and me move the remaining stuff out of our current apartment and into new separate apartments. This is officially the end of our journey. I'll be touching up some of these blog entries and adding pictures over the next few days so don't tune out completely just yet. Thanks for traveling along with us.
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