US Route 1, Part 2 - Day 05
Friday, March 25, 2005


 Today's Narrative 

Today we traveled from Raleigh, NC to Aiken, SC

A nice easy ride to home. Took some interesting pix. See below.

It was a cloudy day. But when we crossed from NC to SC, the clouds went away and the sun came out. Seriously! Of course, the temperature went up, too :)

It's nice to be home. The Navigator is happy and romping in his "outdoor environment," better known as "the back yard." All sorts of new smells, etc.

Time to go pick up the mail from the last week or so. Thanks for traveling with us!


 Today's Pictures 
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This building is in Cheraw, SC. I don't know it's purpose but I thought the two outside starways were interesting. This American flag is on a hillside in Lugoff, SC. The printing to the left of the flag says, "God Bless The USA." Wonder what the ACLU would say about this?
This is John Birks, one of the most famous jazz trumpeters of all time. He was born in Cheraw, SC in 1917. You're probably wondering, "Who is John Birks and why haven't I ever heard of him?" Actually, I'm playing with you. John was his first name. Birks was his middle name. And his last name? Why Gillespie of course. John Birks Gillespie. You may know him as "Dizzy" Gillespie. More.
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 Today's Stats 

Mileage:
Beginning time: 7:00a
Ending time: 1:30p
Net driving time (includes stops, etc.): 6:30
Begining odometer: 125290
Ending odometer: 12588
Net miles today: 298
Average MPH: 45.85
Total trip mileage: 1315

Expenses:
Gasoline: $49.00 - $2.079/gallon in Vass, NC
Food, ice, etc.: $7.00
Lodging: $0.00
Other: $0.00


 Thought For The Day 

Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?
 Joke Of The Day 

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If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their infamous sketch "Who's on first?" might have turned out something like this:

COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.

ABBOTT: Mac?

COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.

ABBOTT: Your computer?

COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.

ABBOTT: Mac?

COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.

ABBOTT: What about Windows?

COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?

ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?

COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look in the windows?

ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.

ABBOTT: Software for Windows?

COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What have you got?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?

ABBOTT: I just did.

COSTELLO: You just did what?

ABBOTT: Recommend something.

COSTELLO: You recommended something?

ABBOTT: Yes.

COSTELLO: For my office?

ABBOTT: Yes.

COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?

ABBOTT: Office.

COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!

ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.

COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, lets just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?

ABBOTT: Word.

COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: Word in Office.

COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?

ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue "W".

COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue "W" if you don't start with some straight answers. OK, forget that. Can I watch movies on the Internet?

ABBOTT: Yes, you want Real One.

COSTELLO: Maybe a real one, maybe a cartoon. What I watch is none of your business. Just tell me what I need!

ABBOTT: Real One.

COSTELLO: If it's a long movie I also want to see reel 2, 3 & 4. Can I watch them?

ABBOTT: Of course.

COSTELLO: Great! With what?

ABBOTT: Real One.

COSTELLO: OK, I'm at my computer and I want to watch a movie. What do I do?

ABBOTT: You click the blue "1".

COSTELLO: I click the blue one what?

ABBOTT: The blue "1".

COSTELLO: Is that different from the blue W?

ABBOTT: The blue "1" is Real One and the blue "W" is Word.

COSTELLO: What word?

ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.

COSTELLO: But there are three words in "office for windows"!

ABBOTT: No, just one. But it's the most popular Word in the world.

COSTELLO: It is?

ABBOTT: Yes, but to be fair, there aren't many other Words left. It pretty much wiped out all the other Words out there.

COSTELLO: And that word is real one?

ABBOTT: Real One has nothing to do with Word. Real One isn't even part of Office.

COSTELLO: STOP! Don't start that again. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?

ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.

COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?

ABBOTT: Money.

COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?

ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.

COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?

ABBOTT: One copy.

COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?

ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.

COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?

ABBOTT: Why not? THEY OWN IT!


A few days later...

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?

COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?

ABBOTT: Click on "START".......


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