US Route 1, Part 1 - Day 01
Sunday, December 19, 2004

 Today's Narrative 

Today we traveled from Aiken County, SC to St. Augustine, FL

This was mostly a traveling day. We got a late start (see stats below). I tired to blame the Navigator for this but he would have none of it. In the end, I had no one to blame but myself.

The drive was uneventful and we are currently parked in the parking lot of an office park.

It's supposed to get pretty cold tonight. In fact, the coldest it's ever been when we've slept in the van. Will be interesting :)

 Today's Pictures 
Click on a pix for a larger view

This will be the starting point for at least the first two of the Route 1 trips. This is in downtown Aiken at the corner of Richland Ave and York St.

The picture was taken looking down Richland Ave to the west. York St. crosses left to right. Take Richland Ave straight ahead to go south on Route 1. Take York Street to the left to go north on Route 1.

 Today's Stats 

Beginning time: 2:00pm
Ending time: 12:00am
Net driving time (includes stops, etc.): 10 hours
Begining odometer: 117159
Ending odometer: 117540
Net miles today: 381
Average MPH: 38.1
Total trip mileage: 381

Gasoline: $39 - $1.689/gallon in Kingsland, GA
Food, ice, etc.: $6
Lodging: $0
Other: $0

 Thought For The Day 

From Terry in Aiken County:

Another reason you should not mess with a child...

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.

The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah."

The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?"

The little girl replied, "Then you ask him".

 Joke Of The Day 

From Radix in MA:

A tour bus full of seniors is going down the highway. A little old lady approches the bus driver and taps him on the shoulder, saying, "Here, these are for you," and hands him a handful of peanuts.

The bus driver gratefully munches on the peanuts. After approximately 15 minutes, she taps him on his shoulder again and hands him another handful of peanuts. She repeats this gesture several more times.

The next time, the bus driver says, "Mam' I sure appreciate all the peanuts but why don't you eat them yourself?"

"With my old teeth, I can't chew them," she replies.

"Then why do you buy them?"

"Because I love the chocolate that surrounds each peanut."

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