Blue Ridge/Skyline - Day 01 - Wednesday,
September 01, 2004


 Today's Narrative 

Today we traveled from Aiken County, SC to Englehard, NC.

Due to Hurricane Frances, the routing for this trip is being done backwards. We'll start in Aiken County, do the Atlantic shore stuff and then head for Skyline Drive.

Today was a day of driving. I had hoped to make the Outer Banks by this time (8:30pm, Wed, 9/1/04), but didn't make it. Ran out of time. One of the locals here told me the Outer Banks are about one hour from here.

We are currently parked in the parking lot of some sort of government day care, Head Start maybe. There are several other white vans parked here so we sorta blend in.


 Today's Pictures 
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The navigator staring intently at the AAA Trip-Tik. As best as I can tell, he's trying to figure out which way is up. Welcome to North Carolina. June, this pix is for you! A pretty flower. This, and a bunch of others, were planted near June's sign.
The Atlantic Intercostal Waterway. This pix taken from a bridge on Route 264. Waterfront living defined.  

 Today's Stats 

Mileage:
Beginning time: 9:00am
Ending time: 7:15pm
Net driving time (includes stops, etc.): 10:15
Begining odometer: 110114
Ending odometer: 110628
Net miles today: 514
Average MPH: 50.14
Total trip mileage: 514

Expenses:
Gasoline: $25.00 - $1.639/gallon at Wal*Mart in North Augusta, SC
Food, ice, etc.: $27
Lodging: $0
Other: $0


 Thought For The Day 

The Navigator insisted this be the very first TFTD on this trip:
The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue
Gotta keep the Navigator happy. He's the only one who knows how to operate the GPS unit.

 Joke Of The Day 

From Dorothy...

Someone out there either has too much spare time or is deadly at Scrabble.

DORMITORY:
When you rearrange the letters:
DIRTY ROOM

PRESBYTERIAN:
When you rearrange the letters:
BEST IN PRAYER

DESPERATION:
When you rearrange the letters:
A ROPE ENDS IT

GEORGE BUSH:
When you rearrange the letters:
HE BUGS GORE

THE MORSE CODE:
When you rearrange the letters:
HERE COME DOTS

SLOT MACHINES:
When you rearrange the letters:
CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY:
When you rearrange the letters:
IS NO AMITY

MOTHER-IN-LAW:
When you rearrange the letters:
WOMAN HITLER

SNOOZE ALARMS:
When you rearrange the letters:
ALAS! NO MORE Z 'S

A DECIMAL POINT:
When you rearrange the letters:
IM A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO:
When you rearrange the letters:
TWELVE PLUS ONE

AND FOR THE GRAND FINALE:

PRESIDENT CLINTON OF THE USA:
When you rearrange the letters
TO COPULATE HE FINDS INTERNS


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