US Route 60 East - Day 01
Saturday, May 7, 2005

Today's Narrative

Today we traveled from Florence, SC to Hopewell, VA.

Last night (Friday, May 6) we drove from Aiken to Florence, SC and van camped at a Pilot Travel Center truck stop for the night.

Today, Sat, May 7, we drove from Florence, SC to Virginia Beach, VA which is where US Route 60 begins.

We spent some time driving around Virginia Beach. It has changed a lot since I was here last time. But that was some time ago.

After several hours in Virginia Beach soaking up the "tourist trap" ambiance, we started the trip for real, following US 60 to Richmond, VA. In Richmond, we dropped south to Hopewell, VA where we'll stay awhile helping a friend move into a new house. We'll be here at least tomorrow (Sun) and maybe Mon and Tues as well. We'll have to see how it goes.

To my friends in Louisville, KY, nice Kentucky Derby today. If your horse won, let me know; I need a loan :)

Today's Pictures

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This sign was painted on the side of a vet's office. I think it's sorta cool. These three cranes are the edge of the Elizabeth River on Highway 58 on the way to Virginia Beach. Since it's Saturday, they weren't working and were just resting. We had a nice conversation. I asked about their mating habits. Their response was, "We're a threesome and you probably don't want to go there." 'nuff said :) Downtown Virginia Beach, VA. Yes, there is more to Virginia Beach than the beach. This place is on Atlantic Ave. on the beach. I think I'll stay out of trouble and not comment further.
A visit to the beach would not be complete without the obligatory picture of the ocean. So, here ya go. Nice rollers today! This sign marks the end of US Route 60. I was hoping there was a "Begin" sign across the street like there was for the start of our US Route 1 trip in Key West, FL. But there wasn't.    

Today's Stats

Beginning time: 8:30 am
Ending time: 10:30 pm
Net driving time (includes stops, etc.): 16.5 hours (Includes the 2.5 hours we drove Friday night.)
Begining odometer: 127492
Ending odometer: 128135
Net miles today: 643 (Includes miles from Friday night.)
Average MPH: 40
Total trip mileage: 643

Gasoline: $17 - $1.959/gallon in Aiken, SC and
$43 - $2.019/gallon in Virginia Beach, VA
Food, ice, etc.: $11.00
Lodging: $0.00
Other: $0.00

Thought For The Day

From Denise in IN:

No thought for the day. But go here and discover your "Linguistic Profile." Pretty cool.

Oh, and for what it's worth, here's mine:

35% General American English
30% Dixie
25% Yankee
10% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

Bonus TFTD since it's the first day of the trip: Seen on the side of a Budget Rental Truck:

Budget Moving Tip #72: It's okay to curse at heavy furniture.

Joke Of The Day

From Leo in NJ:

A Red Indian With One Testicle.

There once was a Red Indian whose given name was "Onestone". So named because he had only one testicle. He hated that name and asked everyone not to call him Onestone.

After years and years of torment, Onestone finally cracked and said, "If anyone calls me Onestone again I will kill them!" The word got around and nobody called him that any more.

Then one day a young woman named Blue Bird forgot and said, "Good morning, Onestone." He jumped up, grabbed her and took her deep into the forest where he made love with her all day and all night. He made love with her all the next day, until Blue Bird died from exhaustion.

The word got around that Onestone meant what he promised he would do. Years went by and no one dared call him by his given name until a woman named darkblue Bird returned to the village after being away for many years.

darkblue Bird, who was Blue Bird's cousin, was overjoyed when she saw Onestone. She hugged him and said, "Good to see you, Onestone."

Onestone grabbed her, took her deep into the forest, then he made love with her all day, made love with her all night, made love with her all the next day, made love with her all the next night, but darkblue Bird wouldn't die!

What is the moral of this story?????............................

OH, come on...take a guess!

Think about it...

(You're going to love this!)

And the moral is ......

......You can't kill two birds with one stone!!!


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