US Route 1, Part 2 - Day 02
Tuesday, March 22, 2005

 Today's Narrative 

Today we traveled from Fredricksburg, VA to Elkton, MD.

Another traveling day. I 95 is boring! Got off and drove US Route 40, which parallels I 95, for awhile.

We're currently enjoying a luxurious, exclusive, executive suite at the local Motel 6.

The Navigator crashed on the bed (after I gave him permission to get on the bed, of course :) saying, "Don't bother me until it's time to leave." Maybe he's tired? I suspect he's miffed as I didn't follow "THE" route today when we took the 10 mile detour on Route 40. I have ordered a Medium pizza from Dominio's with sausage and pepperoni. I'll bet $100 cash his mood improves considerably when the delivery guy shows up :)

 Today's Pictures 
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Came acorss this guy (didn't get his name) in a gas station. He had a flat. And he had a flat repair kit. But the lug nut wrench he had didn't fit. So I loaned him mine. Good deed for the day, done! This house is on Ostego Street in Harve de Grace, MD. I was taken by the American and Maryland state flags. Also that the house, right down to the plants, presents a very symetrical picture. I bet the front lawn is easy to care for :)

 Today's Stats 

Beginning time: 9:00a
Ending time: 3:00p
Net driving time (includes stops, etc.): 6:00
Begining odometer: 124570
Ending odometer: 124745
Net miles today: 175
Average MPH: 29.1
Total trip mileage: 472

Gasoline: $0.00
Food, ice, etc.: $21.99
Lodging: $38.87
Other: $7.00 total

  • $5.00 toll for TJ Hatem (gotta love that last name :) Memorial Bridge which crosses the Susquehanna River on US Route 40 between Harve de Grace and Perryville, MD
  • $2.00 for the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore

 Thought For The Day 

From BRI in CN:

Five more strange, but true, country music song titles:

"Get Your Tongue Outta My Mouth 'Cause I'm Kissing You Goodbye"

"You're a Cross I Can't Bear"

"Mamma Get the Hammer, There's a Fly on Pappa's Head"

"She Made Toothpicks Out of the Timber of My Heart"

"You're the Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly"

More to come...

 Joke Of The Day 

From: Denise in IN:

A guy walked into a bar with his pet monkey ordered a drink. While he was drinking, the monkey jumped all around the place. It grabbed some olives off the bar and ate them, then grabbed some sliced limes and ate them.

It jumped onto the pool table, took one of the billiard balls, stuck it in his mouth, and, to everyone's amazement, somehow swallowed it whole.

The bartender screamed at the guy, "Did you see what your monkey just did?"

The guy said, "No, what?"

"He just ate a billiard ball off my pool table - whole!"

"Yeah, that doesn't surprise me," replied the guy, "he eats everything in sight, the little bastard. Sorry. I'll pay for the cue ball and stuff."

He finished his drink, paid his bar bill along with the stuff the monkey ate and walked out.

Two weeks later he came into the bar again along with his monkey. He ordered a drink and the monkey started running around the bar as before.

While the man was finishing his drink, the monkey found a maraschino cherry on the bar. He grabbed it, stuck it up his butt, then pulled it out and ate it. Then it found a peanut. This, too he stuck up his butt, pulled it out and ate it.

The bartender was disgusted "Did you see what your monkey did now?" he asked.

"No, what?" replied the guy."

"Well, he stuck a maraschino cherry up his butt, pulled it out and ate it. Then he did the same with a peanut!"

"Yeah, that doesn't surprise me." said the guy. "He still eats everything in sight, but ever since he had to pass that cue ball, he measures it first."

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